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  • Monday, March 01, 2021
  • AEA Seeks to Expand Electric Vehicle Charging Network

The Alaska Energy Authority has issued the first two in a series of three solicitations to coordinate and fund publicly available electric vehicle charging stations.

According to an Alaska Public Media story, AEA plans to install between 10 and 14 electric chargers along the Railbelt, from Homer and Seward to Fairbanks. Right now, sparsely distributed charging stations make electric vehicles impractical for long drives in Alaska.

 Response to the first solicitation, a “Request for Qualifications for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Suppliers,” is due March 8, 2021.

The second, released last week, is a “Request for Interest to Identify Potential Site Hosts” for direct-current fast-charging stations. 

The third solicitation in the series will be a “Request for Applications” on March 12.  Find more information at the AEA website.

For more information on electric vehicles and beneficial electrficiation, please contact Michelle Wilber at mmwilber@alaska.edu.

 

Southeast Conference's Robert Venables uses a public electric vehicle charging station in Juneau. Photo by Amanda Byrd.