Pacific Power funds regional EV charging station grants
Pacific Power has funded 10 grants to develop electric vehicle charging station projects in Oregon. Each project will receive up to 100% of eligible costs. The program is designed to help non-profits, local governments, and businesses create more options to charge electric vehicles.
"This program is just one of the ways Pacific Power is helping to build out the necessary infrastructure to ensure electric vehicle drivers have plenty of options to power their daily commutes and summer road trips," said Cory Scott, director of customer solutions. "As more people take to the road in electric vehicles, they will need more ways to charge their car."
The first 10 charging station grant recipients included:
• Southern Oregon Labor Temple Association – Central Point, Ore. (public charging / 2 ports)
• East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District – Portland, Ore. (workplace charging / 2 ports)
• Craft Brew Alliance – Portland, Ore. (public charging / 2 ports)
• Central Oregon Community College – Redmond & Madras, Ore. (public charging / 8 ports)
• Wyndham Worldmark, Resort at Seaside – Seaside, Ore. – (public charging / 4 ports)
• Independence Landing I, LLC (Tokola) – Independence, Ore. (public charging / 4 ports)
• Wooldridge Creek Winery, LLC – Grants Pass, Ore. (public charging / 2 ports)
• Brio Portland, Inc. – Portland, Ore. (multi-unit housing / 2 ports)
• Neil Kelly Co., Inc. – Portland, Ore. (workplace charging / 5 ports)
• Tolovana Inn – Tolovana Park, Ore. (public charging / 4 ports)
Pacific Power also announced a new technical assistance program. The free program provides advice to non-residential customers interested in installing charging equipment. Available benefits include a site visit, analysis of electric vehicle technology options, costs, rates, and best practices for siting, configuring, installing and managing EV charging equipment.
"The electric vehicle technical assistance program is a first step for businesses, local governments and non-profits interested in installing charging equipment but do not know where to start," said Scott. "Once the analysis is complete and they receive the report, the business could apply for a charging station grant to help pay for the costs."
The next period for grant applications opened on April 15, 2019. Funding awards may cover up to 100 percent of the project cost. All non-residential Pacific Power customers in California, Oregon, and Washington are eligible to apply with preference given to community-focused organizations, such as 501(c)(3) and city, county, and regional governments.
Pacific Power will accept applications through May 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.. Recipients will be announced in June, 2019.