Charging Stations in Oregon Get $260,000 From Pacific Power Electric Vehicle Program

January 23, 2019

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Electric vehicle owners will soon have more options to power up while on the road. Electric car charging station projects in Bend, Coos Bay, Medford and Roseburg will receive over $260,000 in funding through Pacific Power’s grant program. The EV grant program aims to help businesses, non-profits and local governments achieve sustainable energy goals while powering the future of electric transportation.

"The electric vehicle charging station grant program is one of the ways Pacific Power is empowering local businesses, non-profits and governments to pick up speed toward more charging options for electric vehicle owners," said Cory Scott, director of customer solutions. "Each grant recipient showed a creative and innovative spirit around their desire to promote sustainable energy practices at a local level. That same drive and dedication for sustainable, reliable and accessible energy underpins larger efforts by Pacific Power to help Oregon drivers transition from gas-powered vehicles to electric vehicles."

Pacific Power is providing grant funding to help non-residential customers develop community-driven electric transportation infrastructure projects.  

"There is a growing interest in drivers switching from gas-powered to electric-powered vehicles with state agencies aiming for 50,000 electric vehicles on Oregon roads by 2020," said Scott. "The electric vehicle grant program is one way Pacific Power is helping to make that future a reality."

Grant recipients include:

  • High Desert Museum – Bend, Ore.
  • City of Roseburg
  • Farr True Value – Coos Bay, Ore.
  • Bay Area Hospital – Coos Bay, Ore.
  • KDP Certified Public Accountants – Medford, Ore.
  • White Oak Medical Clinic – Roseburg, Ore.  

The next round of grant applications are being accepted through Feb. 15, 2019.   

Examples of projects eligible for grants include, but are not limited to:

  • Businesses of all sizes installing chargers as an amenity for customers and employees.
  • Multi-unit housing owners installing chargers for tenants.
  • Chargers for community car sharing programs in underserved communities.

To learn more or apply, please visit pacificpower.net/ev-grants.