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Northern California Power Agency Installs EV Chargers At Its Headquarters

The Northern California Power Agency (NCPA) on Dec. 9 unveiled four new Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at its headquarters facility in Roseville, Calif.

The chargers will be available for use by NCPA employees, members, and guests visiting the NCPA premises.

Each of the EV chargers has two ports, allowing up to eight vehicles to charge simultaneously.

The planning, preparation of the site, and installation of the chargers took place over the last 18 months.

Planning started in June 2020. A public works contractor was selected through a competitive process in November 2020 and permitting, construction, and installation of the chargers took place in 2021. The project was completed on Nov. 1, 2021. 

In 2020, California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-79-20, which set a goal of 100% of new light-duty vehicle sales to come from zero-emission vehicles by 2035, with similar goals for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles following ten years later.

NCPA members are encouraging the use of zero-emission vehicles in their communities, including in their fleets and installing new infrastructure to support state policy goals.

The project “is a demonstration of the strong commitment that both NCPA and the City of Roseville Electric Utility have to support transportation electrification as a means to reduce emissions in the local community,” NCPA said.

Roseville Electric provided critical funding and valuable technical support for the commercial installation, helping advance the project from a conceptual plan to a reality. Extending beyond the financial assistance, city staff helped NCPA navigate the permitting process and develop an alternative metering arrangement with the electric utility.

NCPA applied and received a funding reservation through the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program (CALeVIP). The agency anticipates receiving a $28,000 incentive through the program.

CALeVIP is funded through a grant from the California Energy Commission’s Clean Transportation Program.

NCPA is a nonprofit California joint powers agency established in 1968 to construct and operate renewable and low-emitting generating facilities and assist in meeting the wholesale energy needs of its 16 members, which includes Roseville.