Distributed Energy Resources, GHG Emissions - December 14, 2021
Albright College Adds EV Charging Stations
Albright College announced the installation of 16 EV charging stations on its campus that will be used by the staff, students, and the community.
The new EV charging fleet will be one of the largest accessible by the public in the Reading, Pennsylvania area, providing the community with available electric power to reduce carbon emissions and drive the movement towards decarbonizing transportation.
Albright College is partnering with Evolution Energy Partners (EEP) to install the new charging stations without passing on any costs to students or the community. EEP will install the 16 units and train Albright staff on how to operate the chargers.
Albright College was provided $95,000 in grant funds which includes $85,000 from the Pennsylvania DEP’s Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program for Infrastructure and $10,000 from Berks County Community Foundation’s Met Ed Sustainable Energy Fund. EEP was also able to obtain over $45,000 in incentives which will offset an overall cost of $170,000 for the new charging stations.
“The inclusion of energy-efficient equipment and practices is consistent with Albright College’s overall commitment to environmental awareness and responsibility,” said Kera Wierzbicki, Albright’s environmental health and safety officer and chair of the college’s Committee for Sustainability and Stewardship, in a statement.
The new EV chargers are phase two of Albright’s commitment to sustainability and energy conservation. Albright is working with EEP to continue improving energy use and efficiency across the campus and add to the current energy efficiency projects currently underway.