Plainville High School Hosts Electric Vehicle Charging Station As Part Of Community Grant
Plainville High School now features an electric vehicle (EV) charging station, thanks to a grant obtained by the Town of Plainville, through a program sponsored by Energize Connecticut. The Town of Plainville's Municipal Center also hosts an EV charging station obtained through the grant.
According to the proposal form for the project, "the program offers assistance to help promote electric vehicle use by expanding the geographical diversity of publicly accessible EV charging stations in Connecticut." The stations, located throughout Connecticut, are on property available for public use, at major traffic generators. To be eligible for 100% funding of the project, the charging stations must be available to the public at no cost, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and be located at a major traffic generator that is presently underserved by EV charging stations. Both the Municipal Center and Plainville High School locations met this and additional criteria, receiving the charging stations at no cost. The stations, which were installed this past spring, have two heads per unit allowing for two cars to charge at once at each of the two locations in Plainville. According to Plainville Town Manager Robert Lee, cars are already regularly using the new EV charging stations.
"Plainville has been a leader in clean energy and sustainability. This is another example of our efforts in this area, and we look forward to the public's use of the charging stations going forward," said Plainville Community Schools' Facilities Director, Steven Busel.
-Posted on August 25, 2015 at 10:44 AM
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