Emerald has been actively working to expand electric vehicle (EV) charging options in its service territory. To make this happen, a grant program was developed to help businesses and non-residential organizations install new charging stations at their facilities by lifting some or all of the financial burden. This year's grant funds cover up to $18,000 of the equipment and installation costs and can be used to build electric vehicle charging stations at multi-family, workplace, or destination locations. Grant funding is sourced by monetizing credits through the Oregon Clean Fuels Program.
Did you know? We offer residential EV charging incentives too! Visit our Electric Vehicle page to learn more.
Grant Funding Winners
Over the summer, Emerald launched the program and received four successful proposals! All four applicants will receive grant funding to bring their projects to fruition. See the details on this year's winners!
- Mount Pisgah's Howard Buford Recreation Area: The Lane County park will install a public use Level 2 dual-port charger in one of the visitor lots.
- Lane Community College, Cottage Grover Center: The College will install a public use Level 2 dual-port charging station at their facility next to Cottage Grove High School.
- Lost Valley Education & Event Center: Lost Valley Center will install two electric vehicle charging stations in the main parking lot for use by visitors, students, and residents.
- EV Charging Solutions: The charging station in central Veneta will replace an aging charger with a new, state-of-the-art Level 3 charger.