AEA Awards Nearly $1 Million for 9 EV Fast-Charging Stations
The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) awarded nearly $1 million in grants to support the installation of twelve direct current fast chargers (DCFC) and eleven Level 2 (L2) electric vehicle (EV) chargers at nine locations across Alaska.
These sites, located less than 100 miles apart along the state’s backbone highway system, will help develop Alaska’s EV charging infrastructure critical to encouraging further EV adoption. The successful applicants are contributing an additional $500,000 in matching funds for a total of approximately $1.5 million in EV charging infrastructure.
The goal is to have the corridor fully operational by summer 2022.
“These grants demonstrate AEA’s commitment to deploy EV chargers across the state and facilitate EV adoption among Alaska drivers,” AEA Executive Director Curtis W. Thayer says. “This is a major step toward an electrified transportation future in Alaska. EVs and their charging infrastructure can bring new industries to Alaska and help promote our economy and save Alaskans money.”
AEA received and reviewed twenty-four applications. Funding for the grants comes from Alaska’s portion of the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Fund and the US Department of Energy’s State Energy Program. Public and private entities were eligible to apply for the grants, which provided for partial funding for EV charging stations, up to $110,000 per site.
AEA awarded a total of approximately $960,000 to the successful applicants.
The grant amounts below do not include the applicant’s matching funds.
|Seward||Seward Chamber of Commerce||1 DCFC and 1 L2||$109,000|
|Homer||AJ’s Old Town Steakhouse and Tavern||1 DCFC and 1 L2||$110,000|
|Soldotna||Northern Outdoors||1 DCFC and 1 L2||$110,000|
|Cooper Landing||Grizzly Ridge Lodge||1 DCFC and 1 L2||$110,000|
|Anchorage||Dimond Center||1 DCFC||$110,000|
|Chugiak||Three Bears Alaska||2 DCFC and 1 L2||$110,000|
|Trapper Creek||Three Bears Alaska||2 DCFC and 1 L2||$110,000|
|Cantwell||Jack River Inn||1 DCFC and 1 L2||$86,000|
|Healy||Three Bears Alaska||2 DCFC and 1 L2||$106,000|
The Alaska Energy Authority is a public corporation of the state. Its mission is to reduce the cost of energy in Alaska.
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