PG&E Installs School EV Chargers    - Smart Energy Decisions

Distributed Energy Resources  -  July 1, 2022

PG&E Installs School EV Chargers   

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced it broke ground on the first of up to 130 new EV charging ports at 22 schools in its service area.

The first installation is at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto, Calif. PG&E’s EV Charge Schools pilot program aims to help fill charging gaps at these locations and support California’s clean transportation and decarbonization goals.

The utility company will install level 2 charging stations at school facilities and educational institutions for staff, parents and students to charge their EVs, with access varying by location. 

PG&E will help fund the costs of purchasing and installing the EV charging equipment and networking fees at these schools as well as ongoing maintenance and operations. 

The pilot program will install 40% of the new chargers located in disadvantaged communities.

“By increasing charging access at schools, we strive to make electric vehicles a viable option for more Californians. Expanding the use of clean transportation and reducing vehicle emissions is good for our state, our customers and the environment,” said PG&E’s Aaron August, Vice President, Business Development and Customer Engagement, in a statement.

The electricity fueling EVs in California comes from one of the cleanest energy mixes in the country. PG&E estimates that 93% of its customers’ electricity in 2021 came from GHG-free resources.

As part of its first EV charging infrastructure program, EV Charge Network, PG&E installed 4,827 Level 2 EV charging ports at customer sites across Northern and Central California.

 

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