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  • Monday, December 06, 2021
  • GVEA Celebrates Northernmost EV Fast Charger in Fairbanks

This past Tuesday, Alaska Center for Energy and Power joined in celebrating Golden Valley Electric Association's dedication of the northernmost public electric vehicle direct current charger in Alaska!

GVEA board president Tom DeLong spoke during the ceremony about the environmental, air quality, health benefits of electric vehicles to the GVEA members.

DeLong also noted the economic benefits, "This is an example of beneficial electrification. It is beneficial to all our members, because the more kilowatt hours we sell, the more we can offset out fixed costs." 

This is a huge milestone in Alaska's effort to create an electric vehicle corridor from Fairbanks to Homer. Read the full story about what this corridor would look like for Alaskans at https://conta.cc/3xrUFGX.

The two chargers are located near the GVEA main office on Illinois Street. Charging costs 20 cents per minute and averages 20-40 minutes for a full charge or top-up.

 

Tom DeLong, Golden Valley Electric Association board president, addresses the crowd in front of the two electric vehicle fast chargers during the dedication ceremony. Photo by Jeff Fisher.