WADESBORO — Anson County has obtained a brand new electrical charging station for native residents and vacationers on their technique to Charlotte or the seaside, positioned on the Authorities Annex Constructing.
A ribbon chopping was held on Thursday, November 30, with Director of Parks and Recreation Wendell Small introducing the station.
Additionally readily available to have fun Anson’s environmental step ahead have been staff from Parks and Recreation, and Centralina, together with state and county officers. Small launched the undertaking, explaining how the concept got here to fruition and answering any questions posed by attendees.
“This undertaking took place once 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 few 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, principally underwrote the appliance, with Small and Holly Berry [Finance Director] placing within the info obtained from Centralina and conducting a remaining edit earlier than submitting the appliance.
“About November of final 12 months we bought affirmation that we have been awarded the grant. We began the method of ordering the electrical charging station, went via 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 now we have averaged about 5 customers a month they usually 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 prospects, 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 accessible to them,” answered Small.