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Chatham car chargers to soon be operational

Mar 26, 2018 4:00 pm

Emilia Teasdale is reporting in The Columbia Paper the Chatham Town Board has approved hiring PlugIn Stations Online to supply and install an electric vehicle charging station in the municipal parking lot on Main Street in the village. The state would reimburse 77 percent of the station's cost, or approximately $16,000. The remainder of project costs will be covered by a $2,500 intensive grant from the state Energy Research and Development Authority and in-kind services from the town Highway Department. There is still work to be done with power company NYSEG about metering the electricity used to charge vehicles, but the hope is to have the station operating by spring. The parking lot where the station is going is jointly owned by the town and the village. The town of Ghent is also moving forward with a plan to put a charging station at the other end of Main Street. Installation of the new charging station moves the town of Chatham closer to becoming a Clean Energy Community. Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.