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Pacific Power Offers Grants for EV Charging Infrastructure
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PACIFIC POWER HAS OPENED A NEW ROUND OF GRANTS FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE.

Funding awards will cover up to 100 percent of the eligible costs to purchase and install charging stations. Eligible projects can include businesses installing chargers for employees and customers, multi-family housing, community car sharing programs, and others.

Projects will be selected quarterly through a competitive evaluation process, so act fast! Cycle 3 starts now, and applications are due May 15.

More information, including eligibility requirements and application materials, is available on Pacific Power’s website. Pacific Power will also host a webinar for grant seekers on April 30 at 11 a.m. Email Pacific Power to sign up!

More Electrify America Chargers Coming to Pacific Northwest

On February 8, Electrify America announced funding for new electric vehicle charging infrastructure along some of Oregon’s busiest destination corridors.

As part of its settlement over illegal vehicle diesel emissions, Volkswagen established Electrify America, a company focused on investing nearly $2 billion in electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the country. Funds will be distributed in four cycles over a 10-year period.

Oregon and Washington submitted a joint proposal for the Cycle 1 investments in 2017, which brought four DC Fast Chargers to locations along I-84 and I-5 in Oregon, as well as additional Level 2 charging in the Portland metropolitan area.

In early 2018, Oregon and Washington – along with several Oregon cities – developed a proposal for Cycle 2 investments that would further expand the Pacific Northwest’s charging network. Electrify America announced its funded Cycle 2 projects earlier this month, which include additional EV chargers along roadways to Central Oregon and out to the coast, providing drivers with more access to cities like Bend, Seaside, and Astoria.

It may be time to start planning your next EV road trip! Learn more about charging your electric vehicle at home or on the road.

Map courtesy of Electrify America.
Thumbnail photo courtesy of PlugShare, showing Electrify America charger in Huntington, Oregon.

Green 2, Blue 4, Red 6: Chargeway App Simplifies Electric Vehicle Charging

New models, improved battery life, and Oregon’s expanding network of electric vehicle chargers is making it easier than ever to go electric – and make sure you’re still road trip-ready.

Oregon-based Chargeway is making it even easier.

Rather than trying to decipher if your car needs a CHAdeMO, Combo charger, or something else, Chargeway has developed a simple color- and number-coded system to get you on the road faster.

Download Chargeway’s free app, enter your exact vehicle, and the tool will tell you which chargers work for your car: blue, green, and/or red. Corresponding numbers, 1-7, show you how fast you can charge… the higher the number, the faster the charge.

In addition to showing where compatible chargers are located near you, you can plot out a specific road trip and Chargeway will show you the best route to reach your destination, and where and how often you’ll need to stop to charge. Not to mention: they’ll point out nearby amenities so you can grab a snack or get a good night’s sleep while you plug in. The app will also tell you what company owns the charger, and whether you’ll need a membership or can pay by credit card.

Next up for the company? Building relationships with utilities and car dealerships to install Chargeway “beacons” in the dealers. The large, stand-up beacons offer bigger, interactive versions of the app so customers and sales people can walk through how the new car they’re considering will work for them.

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Pacific Power Grants Support Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
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PACIFIC POWER HAS OPENED A NEW ROUND OF GRANTS FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE.

Funding awards will cover up to 100 percent of the eligible costs to purchase and install charging stations. Eligible projects can include businesses installing chargers for employees and customers, multi-family housing, community car sharing programs, and others.

Projects will be selected quarterly through a competitive evaluation process, so act fast! Cycle 2 starts now, and applications are due February 15. Pacific Power expects to open its next round in April.

More information, including eligibility requirements and application materials, is available on Pacific Power’s website.

Pacific Power Offering Oregon Grants for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Photo: Pacific Power

Photo: Pacific Power

Pacific Power is now offering grants for electric vehicle charging infrastructure for its non-residential customers.

Funding awards will cover up to 100 percent of the eligible costs to purchase and install charging stations. Total grant funding is capped at $1.45 million through the end of 2019.

Projects will be selected quarterly through a competitive evaluation process, so act fast! Cycle 1 starts now, and applications are due November 15. Pacific Power expects to notify the first round of awardees in December.

More information, including eligibility requirements and application materials, is available on Pacific Power’s website.

Offer Your Two Cents on Oregon’s EV Charging Infrastructure Proposal – Comments Due July 11!

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality wants to hear from you!

DEQ, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation, the Oregon Department of Energy, and the Oregon Health Authority’s Public Health Division, is requesting public comments on a proposal to use a portion of Oregon’s share of the Volkswagen diesel settlement to support state efforts to electrify the transportation sector.

The VW Settlement decree allows up to 15 percent of each state’s allocation – for Oregon, that’s approximately $10.9 million – to be used to develop and maintain EV charging stations. Oregon’s EV Infrastructure Proposal offers strategies for how that funding could be used to boost charging infrastructure and support EV adoption. 

The proposal has three action areas: updating the West Coast Electric Highway to extend usage; increasing charger access at multi-unit dwellings; and filling gaps in the charging network with DC fast chargers. DEQ’s website has more detailed information, plus thought-provoking questions to consider as you offer your comments.

Throughout this public comment period, DEQ will gather input from Oregonians to inform the Oregon Legislature as it weighs funding decisions. The Legislature is responsible for approving how VW Settlement funds are spent in Oregon. 

Learn more and share your thoughts about electric vehicle charging by visiting DEQ’s website or by attending a public informational meeting on June 26. Comments are due by 5 p.m. on July 11 to ORVWMP@deq.state.or.us.


Oregon’s EV Infrastructure Proposal – Details and Public Comment and Meeting Info

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