GRA wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:19 pm
While I haven't been by yet this year, Plugshare reports indicate that the CEC Chargepoint 2 QC site in Groveland hasn't made any progress since last fall either, despite the QC and L2 stalls having been in place since then. They could blame the winter and then Covid for the lack of progress there, but they can't use winter as an excuse along the southern parts of 395. It's damned frustrating to see these sites just sit there when they're so essential.
I remember last summer it was because of wildfire mitigation, this last winter I don't know, then Covid, now it could be wild fires again.
I find it odd that the same crews that trim trees - wildfire mitigation - would be the ones to install a transformer.
The bottom line is that either they are waiting on physical work by SCE or for the transformers - but I doubt SCE build the transformers themselves?
Inyokern seems to be waiting on a transformer, much like Tehachapi was for awhile. But EA at Coso seems to have a big open pit where conduit still must be done, so that seems like its waiting on more than just a transformer. Caltrans at Coso is waiting for potentially both a transformer but also for the actual charger. The company that did the Caltrans site at Coso told me they don't install the charger and that would happen by someone else at a later date. I'm kind of hoping its charge-point, I'd had the best luck with their sites. The two new sites at Denny's in Mojave are probably stills stuck in permitting as I saw nothing a few weeks ago on a drive by. Guessing the same for Brady's in Inyokern. I also wouldn't be shocked if Brady's turned out to be unsuitable. One of the back-up locations for Inyokern was near the Burger place and Tesla - which to me would actually be the best location anyway, so maybe we will get lucky on that! With all the delay, we have to get lucky eventually....