Duke Energy is installing up to 530 electric vehicle (EV), charging stations within its Florida service area that will provide the necessary infrastructure network to promote and support the benefits of clean electric transportation.
The company is working with various communities and groups to install the units for public use in multi-unit dwellings, workplaces and locations with broad public access, such as sites with high traffic or in major corridors. Host sites are being selected through an application process. Additionally, 10% of the charging stations will be installed in income-qualified communities to make the benefits of cleaner electric transportation available to all customers.
“I’m excited about the opportunities the Park and Plug pilot program will provide for our customers throughout the state,” said Catherine Stempien, Duke Energy Florida President. “We are bringing cleaner energy to Florida through 700 megawatts of new universal solar, and we are helping our customers to bring clean transportation to the state as well. We are committed to providing smarter, cleaner energy alternatives for all our customers.”
Duke Energy selected NovaCHARGE LLC, a leading national EV charging solutions provider, to supply equipment, install the charging stations and integrate services for the Park and Plug pilot program. Selected host sites for the program will work directly with NovaCHARGE to have the equipment installed.
“We are truly honored to have been selected by Duke Energy Florida to manage the rollout of the new Park and Plug program,” said Helda Rodriguez, NovaCHARGE President. “We look forward to working with Duke Energy and expanding EV infrastructure throughout Florida.”
The pilot program is one of the many ways Duke Energy is paving the way to a smarter energy future in Florida. The company is also strategically investing $6 billion in a multiyear plan to build a stronger, smarter, cleaner, more resilient energy grid to deliver the reliability and security customers expect and deserve. This includes installing new smart meters for customers this fall, building or acquiring 700 MW of new solar power in the next four years and making grid improvements that are more resistant to storm damage and other physical and cyber threats.
For additional information on the Park and Plug pilot program or to apply to become a site location, click here.