National Grid's Make-Ready Program Funds 18 Charging Ports at SUNY ESF
Pictured from left are: Ron Semp, Plug-In Stations Online; Peter Marschall, SUNY ESF; Alberto Bianchetti, National Grid; Sue Fassler, SUNY ESF; Joanie Mahoney, SUNY ESF President; Nicolette Havrish, Beardsley Design Associates; and Chris Marcotte, Plug-In Stations Online.
National Grid provided $163,000 toward the 18 chargers, installed by Plug-In Systems Online. They are the first chargers on the SUNY ESF campus available to students and staff. The chargers also are open to members of the Syracuse University community.
“Sustainability is at the heart of ESF’s research and academic work,” Bianchetti said. “Offering the students and staff from the campus community the ability to charge up while they work or attend class aligns with that priority.”
The installation is part of a broader effort to encourage electric vehicle ownership and provide drivers access to chargers. National Grid has committed $143 million toward its Electric Vehicle Charging Station Make-Ready Program to support the state’s energy goals of adding 16,000 vehicle plugs in National Grid’s upstate New York region by 2025. Additionally, clean energy and sustainability and environmental justice are key pillars of National Grid’s Project C initiative, which inspires its commitment to the community.
Electric Vehicle owners can take advantage of chargers installed through this program at Beaver Lake Nature Center, the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center, and hotels in Carrier Circle and Downtown Syracuse. Syracuse-area companies, including C&S Companies, Lockheed Martin, SaabSensis and SRC, also have taken advantage of the Make-Ready program to install chargers for employees and fleets.
Learn more about how you can become an environmental leader and install an EV charging station at little or no cost, by visiting National Grid’s Electric Vehicle Charging Station Make-Ready Program at www.ngrid.com/uny-evcharging.
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