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New Hampshire announces funding for public charging stations

Discussion in 'New England' started by tga, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. tga

    tga Active Member

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    #1 tga, Mar 11, 2015
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    I heard this on WBZ this morning. NH and the Granite State Clean Cities Coalition are announcing the availability of rebates to support EVSE installation in NH. Yes, it's only $49,000, but it's a start.

    NHDES Announces Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Rebates | Press Release 2015 | Media Center | NH Department of Environmental Services

    I thought this was interesting - "Rebates will first be offered (through April 3, 2015) for installation of “DC fast chargers” on Interstate 93 south of Interstate 89. The maximum rebate for DC fast chargers is $12,000." It would be nice to see a Chademo or CCS installation in Hooksett (not much help for Tesla owners, but good for driving EV adoption).

    Also of note: "Charging stations must be publicly accessible at all times."

    More documentation here:

    Welcome to Drive Electric NH - NH Department of Environmental Services

    Welcome to the home of the Granite State Clean Cities Coalition Promoting transportation solutions for a better New Hampshire

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    From the rebate guidelines doc, http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/air/drive-electric/documents/evse-rebate-guidelines.pdf

    $24k in FY2015, $25k in FY2016

    "A priority for New Hampshire is to have Level 3, or DC Fast Charging, stations available to motorists on the Interstate 93 south of the intersection with I-89 to enable travel through the state on these two corridors."

    "3. EVSE must be:
    a. Available to the public on a 24 hour/7 days a week basis, and accessible year round
    unless located at a seasonal operation.
    b. Located at an easily-accessed site.
    c. Protected by barriers or mounting options to prevent damage from vehicles.
    d. Be identified by signage compliant with MUTCD7
    D-9.
    e. Be identified by signage to indicate EV parking only."

    It appears to me that the L3 April 3 deadline is for submitting the pre-approval form, not for project completion. Once notified that the pre-approval has been accepted, there is a 5 month deadline for completion, otherwise funds are released to the next project in the queue.
     
  2. Nikxice

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    tga, thanks for posting this information, along with the links. Spreading the word might attract a business owner interested in pursuing the rebate.

    With a 35 year state contract, the current lessee of the Hooksett rest areas might also be motivated to act.
     
  3. Robert.Boston

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    Good to see, though with such a targeted location it would seem more straightforward for the state to install 2 dual CHAdeMO/CCS units at each of the north and south-bound Hookset rest stops, as Connecticut did at Greenwich.
     

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