Fayette to get 2 charging stations


Two electric vehicle charging stations will be installed in Fayette County as a result of the second phase of the Charge Georgia program, which awarded rebates to eight organizations totaling $93,518 to install new alternating current (AC) Level II charging stations by April 30.

Charge Georgia was designed to increase the availability of public EV charging stations. The first phase of the program awarded rebates totaling $278,386 to install 40 AC Level II and four direct current quick charging (DCQC) stations by July 31, 2015.

With the issuance of the phase two rebates, the federal funds used to support this program will be fully allocated. For more information on existing public charging infrastructure in Georgia, please visit www.afdc.energy.gov/locator/stations/.

Charge Georgia provided colleges, universities and technical colleges; state agencies and authorities; and cities and counties with a rebate to install AC Level II and DCQC electric vehicle charging stations at its campuses and facilities. The maximum rebate amount per organization is $40,000, with colleges and universities with multiple campuses allowed a maximum rebate of $40,000 per campus.

The following organizations have been approved for phase two rebates (number of stations to be installed in parenthesis):

Atlanta Metropolitan State College (1)

City of Acworth (1)

City of College Park (4)

Cobb County (6)

DeKalb County (1)

Fayette County (2)

Georgia Gwinnett College (3)

Georgia State University (3)

The rebate reimburses 50 percent of actual or proposed costs, whichever is lower, to support installing AC Level II and DCQC charging equipment, including planning, design, permitting, equipment, delivery, installation, inspection, and signage. Expenses related to connecting AC Level II and DCQC charging stations to the power meter are eligible.

Donated charging stations receive 75 percent of the design, permitting, installation, inspection and signage costs, not to exceed the value of the donated equipment.

Ineligible costs include the prepayment of services, network operations, and operation and maintenance costs. Solar photovoltaic systems are not eligible.

The rebate recipients must provide semi-annual data from the charging stations to GEFA for a period of the three years.

The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA), headquartered in Atlanta, is the lead agency for state energy programs; directs the Georgia Land Conservation Program; maintains state-owned fuel storage tanks; and offers financing for reservoir and water supply, water quality, stormwater and solid waste infrastructure. Since 1985, GEFA has approved financial commitments totaling more than $3.5 billion to local governments, businesses and nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.gefa.org.