The California Air Resources Board and the California Energy Commission extended the application deadline for the Zero-Emission Drayage Truck and Infrastructure Pilot Project to Feb. 15. The entities eligible for the $44.1 million in available funding include local air districts, California-based public entities, and California-based nonprofit organizations. CARB funding will focus on on-road zero-emission Class 8 trucks, while the CEC intends to support zero-emission vehicle infrastructure and workforce training and development. Applications should be made through the CEC’s grant solicitation system no later than 5 p.m. Pacific time Feb. 15.
EDF Renewables North America completed construction and commenced commercial operation of the Maverick 1 and Maverick 4 solar projects. The Riverside County-based facilities are part of the Palen Solar Project. Maverick 1 has a 173.4-MW DC capacity and supplies 125 MW AC of electricity to Southern California Edison under a 15-year power-purchase agreement. Maverick 4, a 135.9-MW DC facility, supplies 100 MW AC of energy and renewables attributes to Shell Energy North America through a 15-year PPA. The land on which the solar facilities are sited is administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and is a designated Solar Energy Zone and Development Focus Area.