On November 20, 2017, Global Automakers and the Alliance submitted joint comments to the California Independent System Operator (ISO) Board of Governors and Management on the Draft ISO Board Vision Paper. The joint comments focus on the trend in both the market and in the regulatory environment toward greater electrification – hydrogen and grid-powered – of the vehicle fleet. Vehicle electrification will not happen in isolation, and dedicated efforts to create consumer awareness, provide consumer incentives, and develop hydrogen and electric grid infrastructure are critical to supporting and growing the market.
Based on the draft document, we would like to make the following recommendations:
- The Paper Should Consider the Benefits of Hydrogen for Vehicles and Stationary Storage;
- The Paper Should Encourage Dialogue with Automotive Companies on Vehicle-Grid Issues; and
- The Paper Should Encourage Dialogue with Automotive Companies on Vehicle-Grid Issues
The full comments submitted are attached to this bulletin.