NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Community College is celebrating the opening of two new electric vehicle charging stations at the West Campus A-Wing parking area, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 14.
NCC President David Levinson will officiate the ceremony, opening the stations to the public.
The EV charging stations were partly funded by a grant from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The department’s “Comprehensive Energy Strategy” found the EV charging infrastructure to be an important goal for the state’s energy plan.
The grant application and charging station installation was managed by Eric Gribin, recent chair of NCC CARES (Committee for Active and Responsible Environmental Sustainability) and director of BEST (Building Efficiency and Sustainable Technology) programs, and Andrew Baumer, a recent graduate of the NCC BEST program.
The DEEP grant requires that host sites provide the vehicle charging for free to users during the first three years. The chargers will be available during normal college hours of operation. The parking stalls have plenty of lighting and signs at Richards Avenue to direct drivers to the stations.
These charging stations are among the 56 that have been made available through grants in 42 locations, statewide.
“Our goal is a network of charging stations that allows anyone driving an electric vehicle to travel anywhere in our state with total confidence that they will be able to recharge their car battery when necessary,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said.
For more information about EVConnecticut or electric vehicles, visit the website at www.ct.gov/deep/evconnecticut. For ideas about making smart energy choices, visit the website at www.energizect.com. To find out more about the NCC Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, contact Eric Gribin by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 203-857-7345.
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