Shelton site receives grant for electric vehicle-charging station
The Shelton corporate park owned by R.D. Scinto Inc. has been selected as the site of one of 56 publicly-available electric vehicle-charging stations that will receive a state grant in Connecticut.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the grants will help set up EV-charging stations in 42 locations across the state, helping to end what he called “range anxiety” for EV owners.
“Our goal is a network of charging stations that allows anyone driving an electric vehicle to travel anywhere in our state with total confidence that they will be able to recharge their car battery when necessary,” Malloy said.
The state now has nearly 100 publicly-available EV-charging stations, Malloy said, and more of the new locations will be at sites convenient for the public. This includes restaurants, businesses, colleges, hospitals, and municipal parking facilities.
Towns, businesses and organizations
The grants are being awarded to 36 municipalities, businesses and organizations, some of whom will install charging stations at multiple locations as well as charging stations that can service multiple vehicles at one time.
The grant amounts range from $1,000 to $5,000, depending on the specific requirements of each project and the technology being used. Each grant will make up a partial amount of the total cost of hardware and installation costs, meaning that private investment also will be required.
Funds from utility case agreement
Funding for the grants, which total $135,946, will come from provisions of the April 2012 settlement agreement with the state that allowed for the merger of Northeast Utilities and NStar.
“These grants will help fulfill my vision of a cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable energy future for the families and businesses of our state,” Malloy said. “A recent federal Department of Energy study shows that it costs less than half the cost of using gasoline to operate an electric vehicle — and the availability of more charging stations helps provide a wider choice of vehicles for our residents.”
For more information on the EVConnecticut initiative and to learn more about electric vehicles, go to www.ct.gov/deep/evconnecticut.
List of grant recipients
Grants were awarded to the following for EV charging station installation:
Bethel — Town of Bethel
Bloomfield — Kaman Aerospace (two locations)
Bristol — Crowley Nissan
Coventry — Town of Coventry
Danbury — Western Connecticut State University
Durham — Perk on Main
East Haddam — Ballek Garden Center
East Hartford — Goodwin College
Enfield — Figaro Ristorante
Farmington — S&I Reality
Glastonbury — Town of Glastonbury
Greenwich — Karl Chevrolet
Greenwich — Town of Greenwich
Guilford — Perk on Church
Hartford — ProPark America
Madison — Davis Reality
Middletown — Connecticut Valley Hindu Temple Society
Middletown — Kaman Aerospace
Middletown — Wesleyan University
New Britain — Central Connecticut State University
New London — City of New London, Water Street Garage
Newington — Best Market of Newington
Norwalk — Norwalk Community College
Norwalk — Spinnaker Real Estate Partners
Plainville — Crowley Ford
Plainville — JS & MS (convenience store)
Shelton — R.D. Scinto Inc.
South Windsor — All Phase Electric Supply
Southington — Connecticut Insurance Exchange of Southington, and Connecticut Sikh Association
Southington — Samra Family (medical practice)
Stafford — Town of Stafford
Storrs — University of Connecticut
Waterford — Hendells Inc.
Westport — Town of Westport, and Tri-Town Teachers Federal Credit Union
Yantic — Illiano’s Grill