A growing consumer interest in using electric vehicles is part of what’s driving Pacific Power on an innovative path to offer customers across the state more choice about electric vehicles.
Specifically, Pacific Power’s pilot projects will:
– Grant $1.5 million for projects that advance transportation electrification in areas such as workplace charging.
– Pacific Power will install, own, and operate a limited number of publicly accessible charging stations in its Oregon service area. Many rural communities have no public fast charging infrastructure making it difficult for electric vehicle owners to traverse the state. Under this pilot, the company may construct and own up to seven charging sites, with each site featuring dual-standard DC fast chargers, and at least one Level 2 charging port.
“Electric vehicles can be a great choice for many customers. They can be lower cost to own and operate, and better for the environment too,” said Bird. “We all want a cleaner energy future, and these pilot projects offer a way for customers to explore if these vehicles are right for them.”