Charging stations for all-electric vehicles are on the upswing, with a second one unveiled in New Hampshire. Green Alliance Founder and Executive Director Sarah Brown is one of the partners in this latest venture. You can listen to my interview with Lauren Collins of Public Service Company of New Hampshire after the short video introduction with Sarah Brown.
The first, at the downtown parking garage is provided by a local car dealer, Port City Nissan. Now, a number of groups has combined to make available a second charger at one of the city’s largest employers, Redhook Brewing Company at Pease International Airport Redhook is partnering with the state’s largest utility, Public Service of New Hampshire, to provide the free public charging station. Lauren Collins represented the company, and I spoke to her in the following podcast. You can listen by click on the arrow or, depending on your device, a download tab.
PSNH presented a $3,000 check to the brewery to help offset the cost of the charging station.
PSNH prseenting $3,000 check to help establish new charging station – Courtesy Photo
Also involved in the initiative is the Green Alliance, committed to energy conservation and improvements in the air and water quality of the Seacoast Region of the State. According to a news release, The Green Alliance is offering complimentary Green Cards to the first 10 electric car owners who charge-up at the new Redhook station.
Green Alliance membership affords its community discounts at more than 100 local green-certified businesses including Redhook, where members enjoy 10 percent off food and drink at Redhook Brewery’s Cataqua pub.
Alden Tinsley at Redhook Brewery charging station – Courtesy Photo
Noting the prominence electric vehicles have in New Hampshire’s 10-year energy strategy, Watson Collins, EV Project Manager for PSNH parent company Northeast Utilities said, “We’re excited to be a part of the growing EV market in New Hampshire. The information we gain from having these charging stations in place will be an important tool in guiding the evolution of electric vehicles in the state.”
In addition to Redhook, PSNH has also partnered with four other locations including Antioch University New England in Keene, the City of Nashua’s Elm Street parking garage, and two other sites to be announced soon. All five of these EV charging stations are available, free of charge, to the public. Basic information about their use will be collected and shared with those interested in installing charging stations in the future. More from my podcast at the listen arrow above or download link below depending on device.