AEA has dedicated funds from the State Energy Program (SEP) towards EVs. AEA hired SparkBox LLC to support and lead the Alaska Electric Vehicle Working Group. The Working Group meets quarterly to discuss EVs and charging infrastructure in Alaska. The Working Group has members from across the state including the Alaska Electric Vehicle Association, the Department of Transportation (DOT), electric utilities, EV owners, EV vendors, municipalities, prospective charging sites, site hosts, universities, and other stakeholders. For more information on the Working Group’s mission, goals, and structure view the Working Group Charter here.
AEA plans on developing fast-charging stations along the State’s highway system in a phased approach, as funding allows. Using Volkswagen (VW) Trust funds, SEP funds as an added incentive, and matching private funds from participating site hosts, AEA is currently developing an EV fast-charging corridor connecting the Kenai Peninsula to Healy. A total of 15 fast chargers of at least 50kW and eight co-located Level 2 chargers will be installed at nine stations in the following communities: Seward, Homer, Soldotna, Cooper Landing, Anchorage, Chugiak, Trapper Creek, Cantwell, and Healy. Some sites will become operational as early as September 2021, with all installations completed by summer 2022. AEA will be opening a future solicitation using VW Trust funds to install fast chargers at three locations in the Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Tok and Glennallen area.
AEA is using SEP funds to install Level 2 charging stations at state-owned facilities. In partnership with the Department of Transportation & Public Facilities, Level 2 chargers were installed in Anchorage at the Linny Pacillo Parking Garage across from the Robert B. Atwood Building and outside the Snowden Administration Building across from the Nestbett Courthouse during summer 2021. AEA has set aside SEP funds to install additional Level 2 chargers at state facilities in 2022. AEA has also allocated approximately $150,000 of VW Trust funds for the installation of Level 2 chargers within population centers throughout the state. A solicitation is anticipated to be released winter 2021-2022 to competitively select sites.
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