Energy management services provider CLEAResult has completed two out of seven electric vehicle (EV) charging projects planned for Stanford Medicine’s campus in Palo Alto, California.
The first two projects saw the installation of a total of 31 EV charging stations at the Hoover Pavilion and Pasteur Visitor parking garages. These chargers are already in use and a third garage for staff is in the process of obtaining the necessary permits, the company says. There are also plans to set up additional charging stations at other high-traffic locations around Stanford Medicine.
In addition to the charging stations, the two completed locations also include 10 make-ready charging spaces. These spaces are equipped with all the necessary electrical and operational infrastructure to add new EV chargers when Stanford Medicine decides to expand the charging network, the company notes.
CLEAResult’s Energy Transition team has been collaborating with Stanford Medicine for the past two years to identify suitable locations for the charging stations. They conducted a thorough technical assessment and site evaluation of the Hoover Pavilion and Pasteur Visitor Garage, which included a charger evaluation report with recommendations for the best way forward.
Before implementing the projects, CLEAResult says it managed the bidding and purchasing process for the chargers, selected contractors with expertise in installing spaces compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Additionally, they designed a flexible program model that meets the pricing and power management needs of the mixed-use location.
The city of Palo Alto Utilities, which supplies 100 percent carbon-neutral electricity, funded the technical assistance part of the project and provided incentives for the completed installations.
“Our teams know this process inside and out,” said Peter Yeh, Senior Practice Consultant at CLEAResult. “We make sure all our stakeholders—our client, the city, the utility, EV drivers and the construction teams—understand the project’s impact and stay aligned from start to finish.”