First Comprehensive EV Charging Network in Vermont Will Help Drivers Reduce Fossil Fuel and Save Money
As part of building a comprehensive electric vehicle charging network across the state, Green Mountain Power is offering nearly $50,000 in four separate grants to build four solar-paired electric vehicle charging stations. Applications will be accepted until October 23.
“We are so excited to be placing more charging stations where lots of Vermonters will use them, and having the sun power it all,” said Dorothy Schnure, GMP spokesperson. “As Vermont’s Energy Company of the Future, our goal is to help Vermonters save money and reduce fossil fuel use through innovative products and services like these chargers paired with solar, all while continuing to provide highly reliable, clean and cost-effective power.”
People and businesses can apply for the four grants. Grant recipients will be chosen based on how suitable their proposal is for charging stations, including locating in areas with high visibility and the availability of activities, such as shopping, to engage people nearby while they charge and help boost business in downtowns.
“Installing solar panels along with the EV chargers is a great way to increase renewable generation while customers fill up with clean electricity to run their cars,” Schnure said. “This is part of an exciting energy transformation we are partnering with customers on – where energy is generated and used closer to home.”
Green Mountain Power has committed to build a comprehensive fast-charging network across the state, and has already installed 38 charging stations across Vermont, increasing Vermont’s energy independence and contributing to cleaner air and lower carbon emissions. Vermont is the first New England state to be added to NRG EVgo’s national public fast-charging network, and GMP is the first utility in the country to partner to expand the EVgo network. GMP is also working to help its customers lower their energy bills, be more comfortable and reduce their dependence on fossil fuels with its comprehensive energy makeovers through the eHome and eBiz programs.
Applications should be submitted via email to Jenn.Cortez@greenmountainpower.com and should include a description of the project, the location, and other sources of funding to leverage the best projects. GMP will work with the Clean Energy Development Fund to coordinate these projects.