So, I was perusing this site
Electric Fueling Stations in California
looking for J class charging stations for my VOLT and found VERY few available. Hundreds of old style inductive stations are available and sitting idle/mothballed.
I contacted a So. Cal. Edison representative and asked if SCE was going to retrofit the public stations...like at the local mall and the county run public parking lot in my city. His response was no, but there are government funds available for private entities to do so.
I also contacted a GM representative who filled me in on why SCE can't get involved with this process. Bascially the California Public Utility Commission does not allow investor-owned utilities to own and operate EVSEs - they can only deliver electrons. I learned that the upgrades of the older systems will be the responsibility of the owner, which is likely the host. So either the host will be motivated to retrofit or partner with the Chargepoint (Coulomb) or Blink (Ecotality) folks to work with the host to do this upgrade privately.
Then I found this page on the site:
that has all the programs and points of contact in CA that should get this massive retrofit program going. After all, retrofitting previously installed infrastructure is cost and time effective in re-establishing a network of public charging stations. This approach would be more valuable to most drivers than installing new EVSE facilities on Interstate 5 from Washington to California.
Hopefully the private EVSE industry will take advantage of these opportunities quickly.
I encourage any Volt owners in CA to check out these sites, and contact the relevant parties to encourage and cajole the stakeholders begin the retrofit process!