Sturgeon County is leading the way in environmental stewardship by installing six new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at Sturgeon County Centre and at Cardiff Park.
They are the first public EV charging stations in Morinville and Sturgeon County.
“This is an exciting network for the County to join,” said Sturgeon County Mayor Alanna Hnatiw. “These locations are now part of a growing grid of EV charging stations. The chargers are essential to supporting EV drivers as they connect to rural and northern locations.”
The County received grant funding from the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre’s Electric Vehicle Charging Program. The goal of this program is to support the installation of EV charging stations at municipal facilities and other non-profit organizations in Alberta. Demand for electric vehicles is growing and these charging stations will be available for residents with EV charging needs.
The charging stations are Level 2, meaning they have 6.2 kW (30 amps) of charging capacity per unit and can fully charge an EV in about five hours. The chargers are part of the FLO EV charging network and use a standard J1772 connector which has been adopted by most Canadian and American EV manufacturers for cross-compatibility.
All the EV charging stations are available for the public to use. Users will need to download and set up an account on the FLO EV charging app where they will make payments and monitor their charging progress. The rate is $2 per hour.
The four chargers at Sturgeon County Centre in Morinville and two at Cardiff Park are now ready for use. The chargers at County Centre are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while the Cardiff Park chargers are available during normal park hours of 5 a.m. – 11 p.m.
For more information contact:
Sturgeon County Centre