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Ready, Set, Charge!

September 1, 2020

Today the provincial and federal governments announced more than $760,000 in funding for Charge North – an EV charging network which is a community-led initiative that aims to electrify close to 2,800 km of highway across central and northern BC. Charge North is led by six regional districts in coordination with the Community Energy Association. The grant will support 55 Level 2 EV station in 25 Charge North communities.

Charge North is an inspiring example of collaborative leadership – six regional districts and 43 municipalities, Indigenous communities and Northern BC Tourism, working together to address greenhouse gas emissions from transportation while supporting economic development and enhancing tourism opportunities. Community Energy Association is excited to now move the project from planning to implementation with funding support from the Province, NDIT and participating local governments.

Congratulations to the participating communities of central and northern BC! We are very excited to work with you to bring this EV vision to reality!

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020ENV0047-001621?fbclid=IwAR34IbcqfZjSa5KPglj-srJ-tzCGRkmo65LPL2ogtVeTdjFrwQAk1IVUf64 

Planned network of 47 Level 2 charging stations receives boost from Northern Development

January 8, 2020

PRINCE GEORGE – Northern Development Initiative Trust today announced its commitment of $192,000 towards the creation of an electric vehicle (EV) charging station network across central and northern B.C.

Branded “Charge North”, this partnership involves 23 regional districts, municipalities and First Nations and demonstrates collaboration on addressing the issue of clean energy, while supporting economic development and enhancing tourism.

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Charge North Project

March 28, 2019

The Charge North project is a community-led project, directed by six regional districts, with planning and implementation facilitated by the Community Energy Association (CEA). The project engages 43 local governments from south of Kamloops to Haida Gwaii in order to develop an electric vehicle (EV) charging station network of over 2,780 kms.

The project complements the Province of B.C.'s CleanBC Plan launched in December 2018, which will require 100% of vehicles sold in B.C. to be zero-emission by 2040.

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