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Supercharger - Palo Alto, CA - Bryant/Lytton Garage (permit found Jun 2021, 19 V3 stalls)

mociaf9

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what? One Powerflex Level 2 charger makes no sense. Did they forget a zero? Our neighborhood school has 18 Powerflex load balanced L2 charging stations.
Yeah, I thought that was weird too. The whole point of Powerflex is to load balance multiple stations. But then I checked Plugshare and it turns out that there are already a number of existing Powerflex stations in the garage. The pictures show ChargePoint hardware but the most recent check-in says, "No longer Chargepoint, it is PowerFlex. Same rates." So, I assume they just went with matching hardware.
 
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MarcoRP

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Will be on the 3rd floor

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Mrbrock

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With this still delayed and under review, any chance Tesla is looking at other sites? And have they used Core States Construction in the past?

3966 Middlefield Road. Permit issued 9/9/21 for a $300k L3 charger site and bike racks. The 19 stall Bryant location has a $500k value. I found a 4 spot EA in San Mateo valued at $100k so it’s likely 12 spots. Definitely leaning towards Tesla as the size seems too big for EA. Also under fees, the there is L3 fee for 1 of something and an L3 fee for 3 of something. Fits with Tesla switchgear. 1 main box and 3 cabinets? Bike racks as part of the permit is a first I think.


 

mociaf9

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With this still delayed and under review, any chance Tesla is looking at other sites? And have they used Core States Construction in the past?
Tesla may be looking for additional sites in and around Palo Alto, but they certainly haven't dropped the Bryant Garage location. The most recent time they submitted updated plans for review on their building permit application was just last week, on 2021-09-22. Besides, it's really not that unusual for a supercharger to take 6-8 months to get from initial building permit application to permit approval and issuance.

I don't recognize Core States Construction as a "known" company that they've used before, but Tesla has built a lot of superchargers and I haven't checked the contractors on every location.

The 3966 Middlefield Rd. location you're referencing is for a 4-stall Electrify America station with pre-construction of the infrastructure needed for a 2-stall expansion in the future. If you search by the street address for the project (and be sure to mark the "Search All Records" box) you'll see the planning record which gives a fuller description of the project that makes it clear it isn't for a supercharger. The planning record also has a viewable set of the project plans in the attachments tab which confirms it as an EA station.
 

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