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City of Porterville Partners with SRECTrade to Accelerate Adoption of Zero-Emission Fleet

Posted April 7th, 2021 by SRECTrade.

City of Porterville, CA Accelerates Adoption of Zero-Emission Vehicles with Revenue from LCFS Credits Managed
and Monetized by SRECTrade

Rapidly Advancing Porterville’s Top Priority – Improved Air Quality

PORTERVILLE, CA, April 7, 2021 – The City of Porterville and SRECTrade today announced key milestones and plans to continue reducing carbon emissions and improving air quality for area residents. Porterville is rapidly electrifying its fleet and getting paid to do so by SRECTrade via the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program. In a region battling air pollution, the municipality has taken bold steps to deploy zero- and near zero-emissions fleet equipment by deploying Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses and electric buses, as well as light-duty charging stations that generated more than $65,000 of LCFS credits in 2020, and with higher post-COVID use could generate more than $100,000 in 2021.

As a visionary and early adopter of alternative fuels among municipalities, Porterville, located in the San Joaquin Valley, deployed its first CNG bus in 2010 and first electric bus in 2018. Porterville’s fleet today consists of 10 battery-electric buses, 12 battery-electric vans, 10 200kW DC Fast Chargers and six Level-2 public charging stations, with 14 additional DCFC stations under construction, that reduce total cost of ownership and enable quicker adoption, while also creating a healthier future for the community. By 2024 Porterville plans to convert its entire fleet to electric and provide more public-access charging infrastructure for residents.

“The key was taking those first steps – it was hard work, but more doable than anyone thought,” said Transit Manager Richard Tree. “A wealth of resources existed to help us move forward. Getting started quickly showed what was possible technologically and financially. We learned, adjusted, and kept moving forward.” Tree emphasized the advantage of engaging resource partners with the knowledge and capabilities required to help address the challenges encountered when planning, funding, deploying, and managing zero-emission transportation equipment and infrastructure.

These cleaner vehicles also save money. Electric fuel and maintenance costs have been reduced by about 80% and 75%, respectively. Grant and incentive programs such as the California LCFS program supported the city’s initial deployment while also providing an ongoing revenue stream and offsetting electricity costs. In the past year alone, the City of Porterville generated an average of $0.21/kWh from its electric fleet.

“The City of Porterville has demonstrated committed leadership in its drive to reduce carbon emissions. We’ve been happy to play our role on this very driven team,” noted Mike Saxton, SRECTrade Managing Director. “SRECTrade plugged in to manage and monetize LCFS credits generated by Porterville’s eligible equipment. The higher dollars we pay organizations directly support our mission to help fund continued deployment of zero-emission equipment.”

Porterville has set its sights on even bolder clean energy goals, exploring solar generation, energy storage, renewable electric vehicle chargers, and electric vehicle and charger programs that would help its residents make the switch to electric vehicles. SRECTrade will continue supporting the municipality through its expertise in environmental commodities and transparent reporting of the value being generated.

About City of Porterville

Porterville is a city in the San Joaquin Valley, in Tulare County, California. It is part of the Visalia-Porterville metropolitan area. Located between Fresno to the north and Bakersfield to the south, Porterville serves as a gateway to Sequoia National Forest, Giant Sequoia National Monument, and Kings Canyon National Park. The city has a population of nearly 60,000.

About SRECTrade, Inc.

SRECTrade provides trusted advice, management, and technology to maximize financial and environmental benefits of environmental commodities for the owners of clean transportation and renewable energy assets. We manage all credit generation and sale to get companies paid in compliance with complex regulatory programs. SRECTrade is the largest agent manager of EV assets for the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and has earned an annual client retention greater than 99% with more than 54,000 unique assets under management and more than 150,000 clean energy assets utilizing its proprietary technology platform. With presence across 10 regulated markets and 20 tradable products in North America, SRECTrade helps accelerate the adoption of clean energy and clean transportation equipment by minimizing the time, cost, and risk associated with realizing program benefits.

The press release can also be found HERE.

LCFS Market Update – February 2021

Posted February 23rd, 2021 by SRECTrade.

Throughout the fourth quarter of 2020, the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (CA LCFS) market demonstrated steady credit prices between $193 – $199 per credit. On January 29 the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released the Q3 2020 credit and deficit report. There was an overall increase in deficits and credits generated in Q3 2020 as well as a 1.5% increase in the cumulative bank. SRECTrade has been engaged with new clean fuel programs that are considering legislation across North America. The enclosed update provides highlights on news impacting the market, a recent price trend overview, clean fuel program updates, and a closer look at the Q3 2020 credit and deficit report.

SRECTrade helps you get paid on the use of zero-emission vehicles and fueling equipment that you already own, such as electric light-duty vehicles, forklifts, trucks, and charging stations. The regulations are complex and the benefits are hard to access – we make it easy for you. SRECTrade is the largest agent manager of EV assets for California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and the trusted partner across North America for similar programs already redefining equipment plans and budgets. With 150,000+ assets on its tech platform, SRECTrade manages 20 traded products in 10 regulated markets with > 99% client retention. Through SRECTrade you get paid and accelerate deployment of clean energy and transportation equipment, while minimizing time, cost, and risk of complex and diverse regulatory programs.

LCFS Market Update – November 2020

Posted November 22nd, 2020 by SRECTrade.

The California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (CA LCFS) market exhibited steady credit prices in the third quarter of 2020. Throughout the quarter, credit prices remained steady around ~$195 per credit. On October 31 the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released the Q2 2020 credit and deficit report. There was an overall drop in deficits and credits generated in Q2 2020 as well as a smaller draw upon the cumulative bank most likely due to impacts of COVID-19. The enclosed update provides highlights on news impacting the market, a recent price trend overview, and a closer look at the Q2 2020 credit and deficit report.

SRECTrade offers LCFS credit management and brokerage services to electric vehicle (EV) fleet operators, OEMs, EV charging station owners, and other clean fuel asset owners. We help our clients navigate the entire LCFS process including asset registration, ongoing reporting requirements, transacting, settlement, and remittance of funds. Our domain expertise in environmental commodity markets allows us to provide our clients with industry leading regulatory and market knowledge. Please reach out to cleanfuels@srectrade.com or (415) 763-7732 x 4 for more information.

CA LCFS Market Update – August 2020

Posted August 10th, 2020 by SRECTrade.

The second quarter of 2020 was characterized by a steady rebound from the March COVID-19 slump in the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (CA LCFS) market. Credit pricing remained strong throughout June 2020, with spot pricing sustaining levels over ~$200 per credit. On July 1, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) imposed a maximum cap on LCFS credit prices for 2020 at $217.97 per credit. The enclosed update provides highlights on news impacting the market, a recent price trend overview, and a closer look at the Q1 2020 credit and deficit report released by CARB at the end of July.

SRECTrade offers LCFS credit management and brokerage services to electric vehicle (EV) fleet operators, OEMs, EV charging station owners, and other clean fuel asset owners. We help our clients navigate the entire LCFS process including asset registration, ongoing reporting requirements, transacting, settlement, and remittance of funds. Our domain expertise in environmental commodity markets allows us to provide our clients with industry leading regulatory and market knowledge. Please reach out to cleanfuels@srectrade.com for more information.

Introducing our LCFS Credit Calculator App

Posted July 9th, 2020 by SRECTrade.

We are happy to announce the launch of the SRECTrade LCFS Credit Calculator app to model your clean fuel vehicle’s annual credit allowance and projected value in the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program.

Once downloaded, follow three simple steps to build a model of your estimated annual gross value from LCFS credit sales.

The app allows you to share your model results via automated email and easily connect with SRECTrade directly from within the app if you have further questions or want to find out more about our management and software services.

The app is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

CA LCFS Market Update – May 2020

Posted May 8th, 2020 by SRECTrade.

The first quarter of 2020 showcased both record high pricing and a COVID-19 slump in the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (CA LCFS) market. Credit pricing remained strong throughout January and February 2020, with spot pricing sustaining levels over ~$200 per credit and some transactions executed above the previously implied ~$213 cap. In mid-March, LCFS credit pricing dropped nearly 20% from ~$210 to approximately $170 per credit due to the impact of COVID-19. The enclosed update provides highlights on news impacting the market, a recent price trend overview, and a closer look at the Q4 2019 credit and deficit report released by CARB at the end of April.

SRECTrade offers LCFS credit management and brokerage services to electric vehicle (EV) fleet operators, OEMs, EV charging station owners, and other clean fuel asset owners. We help our clients navigate the entire LCFS process including asset registration, ongoing reporting requirements, transacting, settlement, and remittance of funds. Our domain expertise in environmental commodity markets allows us to provide our clients with industry leading regulatory and market knowledge. Please reach out to cleanfuels@srectrade.com for more information.

Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Program Overview Video

Posted March 5th, 2020 by SRECTrade.

At SRECTrade, we strive to make the Low Carbon Fuel Standard credit market straightforward and easy to understand. We focus on accelerating the adoption of clean fuels by providing services and technology that minimizes the time, cost, and risk associated with achieving the benefits from LCFS credits.

We are happy to announce that we have released an educational video on the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Market and how fleet operators can take advantage of its benefits.

To view the video, please click the image below.

CA LCFS Update – February 2020

Posted February 14th, 2020 by SRECTrade.

2020 is proving to be another record-breaking year in the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (CA LCFS) market. Credit pricing remained strong throughout Q4 2019 and January 2020 with spot pricing sustaining levels over ~$200 per credit. Despite the cost containment provisions the California Air Resources Board (CARB) implemented in late 2019, the market recently has transacted above the implied ~$213 cap. The enclosed update provides highlights on news impacting the market, a recent price trend overview, and a closer look at the Q3 2019 credit and deficit report released by CARB at the end of January.

SRECTrade offers LCFS credit management and brokerage services to electric vehicle (EV) fleet operators, OEMs, EV charging station owners, and other clean fuel asset owners. We help our clients navigate the entire LCFS process including asset registration, ongoing reporting requirements, transacting, settlement, and remittance of funds. Our domain expertise in environmental commodity markets allows us to provide our clients with industry leading regulatory and market knowledge. Please reach out to cleanfuels@srectrade.com for more information.

CA LCFS Update – December 2019

Posted December 27th, 2019 by SRECTrade.

2019 has proven to be a dynamic year in the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (CA LCFS) market. The beginning of the year brought the implementation of a new rule making followed by continued growth in a variety of low carbon fuels including Renewable Diesel, Ethanol, Electricity and others. Credit pricing remained strong throughout the year and in Q4 2019 spot pricing experienced sustained levels over ~$200 per credit. The enclosed update provides highlights on news impacting the market, a recent price trend overview, and a closer look at the Q2 2019 credit and deficit report by fuel type. Q3 2019 credit issuance is just around the corner and we look forward to continuing to work with market participants in the new year.

SRECTrade offers LCFS credit management and brokerage services to electric vehicle (EV) fleet operators, OEMs, EV charging station owners, and other clean fuel asset owners. We help our clients navigate the entire LCFS process including asset registration, ongoing reporting requirements, transacting, settlement, and remittance of funds. Our domain expertise in environmental commodity markets allows us to provide our clients with industry leading regulatory and market knowledge. Please reach out to cleanfuels@srectrade.com for more information.

SRECTrade to Present at Charge Expo Symposium in San Diego, CA

Posted September 27th, 2019 by SRECTrade.

On October 2, 2019, Steven Eisenberg, SRECTrade’s Chief Executive Officer, will be presenting during the “Fuel Management & Low Carbon Transportation Technologies” session at the Charge Expo Symposium in San Diego, CA. The session will take place from 10 AM – 12 PM.

Steven will speak about the benefits of the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (CA LCFS), a market based program that encourages the adoption of low carbon intensive fuels and vehicles. SRECTrade works with participants across the LCFS market, providing credit portfolio management and transaction services to clean fuel fleet operators and other credit generators.