Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Program

Electric Vehicle Charging Program – Municipal Climate Change Action Centre

NEWS RELEASE




The Town of Bon Accord is pleased to announce, grant funding has been approved for the Electric Vehicle Chargers! At a Special Meeting of Council on March 29, 2022, Council approved to move forward with executing the funding agreement for the Electric Vehicle Charging Program.  

As noted, 100 per cent of the cost of purchasing and installing the charging stations will be rebated with no impact to taxpayer dollars. The two sites selected for the chargers are the town office and arena totalling seven chargers (one level 3 and six level 2). Dandelion Renewables will be the project lead to commence construction in the next few weeks.  

The Town of Bon Accord would like to acknowledge the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) in supporting the funding for programs, to achieve real savings and real change. The Municipal Climate Change Action Center is a collaborative initiative of Alberta Municipalities, Rural Municipalities of Alberta, and the Government of Alberta. The Action Centre delivers funding, technical assistance, and education to help Alberta municipalities advance actions that lower energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve climate resilience. Funding for the Electric Vehicle Charging Program is provided by both the Government of Alberta and Natural Resources Canada while the program is administered by the Action Centre.
 

“We are proud to lead the “CHARGE”.  Kudos to our Town’s staff and Dandelion Renewables for their tireless effort to obtain grants and to gather all the required information to present to Council.   It was an easy decision, seven charging stations installed at no cost to our residents.  Many of our rate payers want to see their municipality accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles, including the installation of electric vehicle chargers.
 Congratulations to all for working to keep our Town in the forefront with its green initiatives!”

Brian Holden
Mayor – Town of Bon Accord
 

“We’re thrilled for the Town of Bon Accord! Installing electric vehicle chargers will put the Town on the electric vehicle map and will prepare the community for an electric future.”

Trina Innes
 Executive Director – Municipal Climate Change Action Centre
 


For more information on the EVC program, click here.