Electric Vehicle Direct Current Fast-Charging Plazas Program

The Colorado Energy Office is currently accepting applications for the ALT Fuels Colorado Electric Vehicle Direct Current Fast-Charging Plazas Program. This funding opportunity is designed to increase access to high-speed charging in and around the Denver Metro Area for public users and high-mileage fleets like Transportation Network Companies (TNCs). CEO will consider plaza locations outside the Denver Metro Area with a strong business case. CEO anticipates that proposed plaza locations will be in and around downtown areas, near high density housing and commercial developments, near transit hubs, and in locations where there is a high density of TNC/fleet EV drivers living. Proposed locations must take into account proximity of existing and planned DCFC locations and the potential for high utilization.

This opportunity is distinct from Charge Ahead Colorado as it expands requirements associated with planning, design and operation. The result will be more strategic deployment of high-speed charging infrastructure needed by drivers without regular access to home or workplace charging or in need of quick, opportunity-based charging. Awarded applicants will enter into a contract with CEO for the construction term plus five years of continuous plaza operation.

CEO will administer two application periods for the program: one in the summer of 2020 and one in early 2021. Applications are currently being accepted through September 30, 2020 at 5:00pm MT. Please see the application resources below for more information.

RFA & Supporting Materials

EV Plazas Request for Applications (RFA)

Appendix Documents

  1. CDOT Signage Information

  2. CDOT Sign Program Station Eligibility Certification for DC Fast-Charging Stations

  3. DEN Cell Phone Waiting Lot Information and Maps

  4. DEN Legal Considerations for Site Host Agreement

  5. State of Colorado Model Contract and Supplemental Federal Provisions

Attachment Documents

  1. Application Summary Sheet

  2. Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification

  3. Application Form

Teaming Partner List

To facilitate creative partnerships, interested parties may submit their contact information to CEO and identify their interest such as owner/operator, site host, EVSE manufacturer, utility, local government, etc. CEO will post this list on our grant website and update the list weekly as new contact information comes in. Sign up for the Teaming Partner List is now closed.

Click here to see the Teaming Partner List 9.28.2020.

Questions & Answers

Round 1 Questions & Answers

Round 2 Questions & Answers

Key Activities & Dates

Key activities including dates and times for this solicitation are presented below.

Activity

Action Date

RFA Release

July 1, 2020

Required RFA Pre-Bid Webinar

July 10, 2020, 1-3pm MT

Deadline for Written Questions (Round 1)

July 17, 2020 – 5:00pm MT

Response to Round 1 Questions Posted

July 29, 2020

Deadline for Written Questions (Round 2)

August 14, 2020 – 5:00pm MT

Response to Round 2 Questions Posted

August 28, 2020

Deadline to submit Applications

September 30, 2020 – 5:00pm MT

Anticipated Notice of Award Decisions

November - December 2020

Anticipated Second Application Period

January - April 2021

The Required Pre-Bid Webinar took place on July 10, 2020. Click here for the list of registrants and attendees

Questions shall be submitted to EV_Plazas@state.co.us by the dates indicated above.

Responses to questions and other updates will be posted to CEO’s website at www.colorado.gov/energyoffice. Applicants are responsible for checking the CEO website for updates about the RFA.