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GMP offers four grants for solar-powered EV charging stations

Applications will be accepted until Oct. 23

As part of building a comprehensive electric vehicle charging network across the state, Green Mountain Power is offering nearly $50,000 in four separate grants to build four solar-powered electric vehicle charging stations. GMP will work with the Clean Energy Development Fund to coordinate these projects.

“We are so excited to be placing more charging stations where lots of Vermonters will use them and having the sun power it all,” said Dorothy Schnure, GMP spokesperson. “Our goal is to help Vermonters save money and reduce fossil fuel use through innovative products and services like these chargers paired with solar, all while continuing to provide highly reliable, clean and cost-effective power.”

People and businesses can apply for the four grants. Grant recipients will be chosen based on how suitable their proposal is for charging stations, including locating in areas with high visibility and the availability of activities, such as shopping, to engage people nearby while they charge and help boost business in downtowns.

“Installing solar panels along with the EV chargers is a great way to increase renewable generation while customers fill up with clean electricity to run their cars,” Schnure said. “This is part of an exciting energy transformation we are partnering with customers on–where energy is generated and used closer to home.”

Vermont is the first New England state to be added to NRG EVgo’s national public fast-charging network, and GMP is the first utility in the country to partner to expand the EVgo network.

Green Mountain Power has already installed 38 charging stations across Vermont.

Applications should be submitted via email to [email protected] and should include a description of the project, the location, and other sources of funding to leverage the best projects.

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