WADESBORO — Anson County has acquired a brand new electrical charging station for native residents and vacationers on their strategy to Charlotte or the seashore, situated on the Authorities Annex Constructing.
A ribbon slicing was held on Thursday, November 30, with Director of Parks and Recreation Wendell Small introducing the station.
Additionally available to have a good time Anson’s environmental step ahead have been staff from Parks and Recreation, and Centralina, together with state and county officers. Small launched the challenge, explaining how the concept got here to fruition and answering any questions posed by attendees.
“This challenge happened after we bought this constructing from Pee Dee Electrical. After they left, they took their electrical charging station with them, telling the Board of Commissioners a couple of grant from the state that we may apply for,” started Small.
Anson County’s Parks and Recreation Division then started working with Environmental Program Marketing consultant Dave Willis, to find out eligibility necessities and proceed with making use of for the grant.
After reaching out to Centralina for help, staff like Megan Upchurch, largely underwrote the appliance, with Small and Holly Berry [Finance Director] placing within the info obtained from Centralina and conducting a last edit earlier than submitting the appliance.
“About November of final yr we acquired affirmation that we have been awarded the grant. We began the method of ordering the electrical charging station, went by means of the bid course of, and awarded the contract to LilyPad EV, which is an organization that works with ChargePoint. They put in it again in June-July, and we opened as much as the general public in August. Since then we now have averaged about 5 customers a month and so they cost two instances a month,” introduced Small.
“Is there a web site, app, or notation on GPS alerting vacationers to the charging station?” requested interim Chamber of Commerce President, Ashley Scarborough.
“There are two web sites or apps, one is thru ChargePoint for his or her clients, and the opposite is Plugshare, which is a free service. Lots of electrical car drivers have each apps to allow them to see what is out there to them,” answered Small.