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Current Projects

Direct Current Fast Charging Infrastructure - Request for Information

The New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI), in association with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) on the appropriate design of a Request for Proposals to use Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust funds for a limited number of direct current fast chargers (DCFC) on specified New Hampshire corridors.

There are two ways to provide a response to the RFI. You may attend a public session that will be held on Tuesday March 10, 2020 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM at the NHDES Auditorium at 29 Hazen Drive, Concord and verbally provide information. Alternatively, or additionally, you may submit your thoughts in writing as specified in the RFI.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to Tim White, Supervisor, Mobile Source Section, NHDES (timothy.white@des.nh.gov ), no later than March 16, 2020. Responses to this RFI must be provided as attachments to an email.

Direct Current Fast Charging Infrastrucutre RFI pdf file

NH EV Fast Charging Corridors pdf file

List of Potential EVSE Charging Station Site Hosts  pdf file

Notes from March 10th Public Listening Session pdf file

Written responses to DCFC RFI

 

Past Projects

Direct Current Fast Charging Infrastructure - Request For Proposals pdf file

This RFP, released by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) serving as solicitor on behalf of the Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI), is for the installation and operation of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), including both direct current fast charging (DCFC) and Level 2 chargers, in New Hampshire. For the purpose of this RFP, DCFC shall mean a system that provide a means to charge vehicles equipped with SAE Combined Charging Systems (SAE Combo) and those with CHAdeMO charging systems. Level 2 charger shall mean a charger meeting the SAE J1772 standard. Through this solicitation the State of New Hampshire seeks a qualified Applicant to provide a strategic network of EVSE and associated operations, maintenance and management services along specified corridors in New Hampshire. Funding for this solicitation is provided by the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust (VW Trust) through New Hampshire’s Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust (NH Trust) and is consistent with the New Hampshire Beneficiary Mitigation Plan.

Attachment A - Proposal Cover Sheet Word file

Attachment B - Utility Assessment Form Word file

Attachment C - Project Cost Summary worksheet Excel file

Attachment D - Form Number P-37 pdf file

DOT Signage Policy  pdf file

Proposals Due: January 24, 2020 by 4:00pm

An informational webinar was held on December 6, 2019 at 1:00 pm to review the key requirements of the RFP. To listen to the webinar use the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4100061670844325378

Questions and Answers on DCFC RFP pdf file

A number of entities have expressed an interest in hosting an EVSE charging station site consistent with the terms and conditions of the “New Hampshire VW Environmental Mitigation Trust Direct Current Fast Charging Infrastructure Request for Proposals” (RFP # NH-VW-2019-03) dated November 22, 2019. If you have a location that you wish to be considered as a potential EVSE charging station site host for this RFP, please send this information to Tim White timothy.white@des.nh.gov.

 

 

2019 DERA Program

For the federal fiscal year 2019 (October 2019 through September 2020), New Hampshire’s State Clean Diesel Program under Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funding is being matched with Volkswagen Trust funds, ensuring that the state qualifies for the federal match bonus. New Hampshire’s total State Clean Diesel and Volkswagen match funding for Federal FY 2019 is approximately $790,000. The project proposal requests are now available through November 12.

To apply for the funds, link to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services page.

 

Electric School Bus Replacement Program

The New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI), Lead Agency for the Volkswagen Environmental (VW) Mitigation Trust, in association with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, is requesting proposals for an Electric School Bus Replacement Program (Program). The purpose of the Program is to alleviate excess nitrogen oxide emissions caused by the VW violations through implementation of cost-effective projects and to address the additional goals of the State of New Hampshire Beneficiary Mitigation Plan. The Program, which will replace diesel school buses with electric school buses, is utilizing approximately $1,250,000 of VW Environmental Mitigation Trust funding. Proposals will be accepted until Friday, July 26th, 2019 at 4:00PM. Any questions can be directed to Tim White at Timothy.White@des.nh.gov, (603) 271-5552. An informational webinar about the Program and the application process will be held on Friday June 21st, 2019 at 1 PM. Interested parties may register in advance for the webinar at the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3444428381155192577

 

Propane/CNG School Bus Replacement Program

The New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI), Lead Agency for the Volkswagen Environmental (VW) Mitigation Trust, in association with the Department of Environmental Services, is requesting proposals for a Propane/CNG School Bus Replacement Program (Program). The purpose of the Program is to alleviate excess nitrogen oxide emissions caused by the VW violations through implementation of cost-effective projects and to address the additional goals of the State of New Hampshire Beneficiary Mitigation Plan. The Program, which will replace diesel school buses with propane or compressed natural gas school buses, is utilizing approximately $750,000 of VW Environmental Mitigation Trust funding. Proposals will be accepted until Friday July 12, 2019 at 4:00PM. Any questions can be directed to Tim White at Timothy.White@des.nh.gov (603) 271-5552. An informational webinar about the Program and the application process will be held on Friday June 7th, 2019 at 1 PM. Interested parties may register in advance for the webinar at the following link https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/934406062330775809

 

2018 DERA Program

For New Hampshire’s fiscal year 2018 (July 2018 through June 2019), New Hampshire’s state Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funding is being matched with Volkswagen Trust funds, ensuring the state qualifies for the federal match bonus. New Hampshire’s total State Clean Diesel and VW match funding for State FY 2018 and 2019 is approximately $1.2 million. The first round of project proposal requests will be from October 1 through October 22. Additional applications will be accepted if funds are still available.

To apply for the funds, link to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services page.

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NH Office of Strategic Initiatives
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