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Supercharger - Idaho Falls, ID

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by MorrisonHiker, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. MorrisonHiker

    MorrisonHiker Beta Tester

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    While this article doesn't specifically mention a Supercharger, I'm pretty sure that they are talking about setting one up in Idaho Falls for vehicles "headed into the parks".

    City Council Approves Tesla Station

    I couldn't find a dedicated thread so I thought I would create one. If there's already one, please merge.
     
  2. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    The page has a meta content="Idaho Falls is looking to add Tesla Supercharger station".

    So, quite possible. :)

    Twin Falls is a good location, but not perfect. ~160 miles from Twin Falls, and ~140 miles from Tremonton.
    So, maybe still want one in Pocatello?
    And then also would need one between Butte and Idaho Falls since they're 200 miles apart.
     
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    Excellent news, Thanks for posting that link. Does anyone have the exact address ?

    We need the address to add the data to supercharge.info
     
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    Good find. I just found that myself when trying to find more articles. Unfortunately the city council meeting minutes are a couple months behind. Hopefully another site will have more information soon.
     
  5. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    Well, the Idaho Falls Power Contact Us page lists email addresses:

    City of Idaho Falls - Contact Us

    The manager was named in the article and maybe they might have more information about a location. It's possible of course, that they have just made an agreement about power use, maybe back-up storage and monitoring for wherever the Supercharger site will be.
     
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    Excellent! Will be making a trip out that way next summer. Hope to get to use it!
     
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    A thread had already been started in the Mountain/Southwest subforum. Can a mod please merge and move that thread to Northwest?
     
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    Kind of a tough call on which it belongs in isn't it? ;-)
     
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    Northwest won...
     
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    Pro tip: if uncertain, you can go to the North America subforum or the regional subforum itself and the description of the subforum lists the states.
     
  12. Cottonwood

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    Exactly, from Forum:TMC Community:North America, we see the list of "Northwest" states is "Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington."
     
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    Good to have clear definitions!

    No worries. I pretty much only check the Northwest section anyway being a Puget Sounder. ;-)
     
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    Anyone know the address where this will be located?

    Looks like about 200 miles to Butte. That is too far for comfortable winter spacing. Looks like Dillon could be an appropriate intermediate point. Thoughts?
     
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    At this point I don't believe that one has even been agreed. This is just a power subsidy for wherever they put it.
     
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    #18 4SUPER9, Feb 22, 2016
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    Dillon doesn't show anything, but a search in the surrounding towns turned up a Supercharger going in at Lima, MT!!

    On Dec 14, 2015, the City Council discussed that a SC is indeed going in! Here is a link to their minutes from their meeting (it is a .doc download). Here is the text itself:

    The address is: 108 Bailey St, Lima, MT 59739

    I created a new thread here
     
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    There will also be a location in Idaho Falls:

    http://www.idahofallsidaho.gov/wwwroot/userfiles/minutes_attachment/2679/20151217.pdf

    MEMORANDUM
    To: Honorable Mayor and City Council
    From: Jackie Flowers, General Manager
    Subject: Electric Vehicle Charging Project

    Attached is a cost share agreement for the extension of power to a Tesla Supercharger station.

    The developer of the station is in the process of locating and negotiating a charging station to
    be placed within the City. Idaho Falls Power will gain useful information of grid impacts from
    the development of this type of electric vehicle fast charging.

    It is the staffs' belief that this will be of value to Idaho Falls Power; therefore respectfully
    requests City Council approval of the agreement and authorize the Mayor to execute the
    document.

    Councilmember Ehardt announced and congratulated Director Flowers as the newly-elected
    Chairperson of Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS), stating she is the first
    female to serve in this position.

    Director Flowers stated Tesla has identified eastern Idaho as an area of interest. She indicated
    Tesla is a leader in the electric market for superchargers and the City would benefit from the
    knowledge and technology.

    It was moved by Councilmember Ehardt, seconded by Councilmember Parry, to approve the
    cost share agreement for the extension of power to a Tesla Supercharger station and give
    authorization for Mayor to execute the document. Roll call as follows:

    Aye: Councilmember Ehardt
    Councilmember Marohn
    Councilmember Hally
    Councilmember Parry
    Councilmember Smith

    Nay: None
    Motion carried.

    Select Item 5D 1 on the left hand side:
    December 17, 2015 City Council Meeting - Idaho Falls, ID

    Cost Sharing Agreement:
    View attachment 12-17 IdahoFallsCC.pdf
     
  20. Cottonwood

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    And according to my sources, there will also be a Supercharger in Pocatello.

    Keep looking...
     

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