Central Maine Power Offers New Round of Electric-Vehicle Grants
Non-profits offered grant funds for vehicles and chargers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUSTA, MAINE — September 13, 2018 — Central Maine Power, a subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc. (NYSE: AGR), is launching a new phase in its Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Grant Program. The utility will offer selected non-profit organizations grant funds to support the lease or purchase of eligible vehicles or the purchase and installation of a Level 2 or 3 charging station.
This marks the fifth year that CMP has offered grants for PEVs and charging infrastructure. The utility’s programs have helped more than 20 non-profit organizations and small businesses to obtain PEVs and have added charging infrastructure throughout central and southern Maine. These include charging stations for the public’s use at the Fore Street parking garage in Portland, the South Portland Community Center, and the Maine State House parking garage. Since 2013, CMP and the Avangrid Foundation have donated an estimated $250,000 for PEVs and charging infrastructure throughout Maine.
“Our own fleet of hybrid and electric vehicles in Maine includes passenger cars and bucket trucks, and it grew even more this year with the addition of new, all-electric Chevy Bolts,” said CMP President and CEO Doug Herling. “This is part of a commitment by our parent company, AVANGRID, to invest regularly in plug-in electric vehicles and equipment.”
A limited number of grants are available. To qualify, non-profit organizations must be located and/or operating within CMP’s service territory. Vehicles must have electric propulsion (either part- or full-time), plug-in battery charging, and be commercially available. Customized cars, home-made vehicles, or prototypes are not eligible. Visit http://www.cmpco.com/electricvehicles/grant_program_details.html for a complete list of requirements.
Organizations that wish to participate in CMP’s PEV Grant Program must apply online at http://www.cmpco.com/electricvehicles/grant_application_2018.html or download the application to complete and mail to: Joel Harrington, Public Affairs Department, CMP, 83 Edison Drive, Augusta, ME 04336. Completed applications and questions can also be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications is October 15, 2018. CMP will review all requests and will contact applicants with a decision by the end of October 2018.
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About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a leading, sustainable energy company with $31 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states. AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving 3.2 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates 7.1 gigawatts of electricity capacity, primarily through wind power, with a presence in 22 states across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 6,500 people. AVANGRID supports the U.N.’s Sustainability Development Goals, received a Climate Development Project climate score of “A-,” the top score received in the utilities sector, and has been recognized for two consecutive years by Ethical Boardroom as the North American utility with the “best corporate governance practices.” For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.
About CMP: Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc., is Maine’s largest electricity transmission and distribution utility. Established in 1899, CMP operates approximately 23,500 miles of distribution lines and 2,900 miles of transmission lines. It serves approximately 624,000 customers across 346 communities in central and southern Maine. For more information, visit www.cmpco.com.