Bruce Power and ChargerCrew Canada have contributed to the installation of 22 new level 2 Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers in the County of Huron, the Town of Goderich, and the Municipality of Huron East.
This important project helps to ensure the region is ready for a low-carbon future by making charging stations more accessible to local business, residents, and visitors. Installing more EV chargers helps encourage use of electric vehicles. This leads to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and improves air quality.
“Bruce Power is proud to make this important investment in electric vehicle infrastructure in Huron County,” said Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power President and CEO. “Charging EVs with clean nuclear energy is important to reach our climate goals, and a key element of Bruce Power’s Net Zero strategy to support the expansion of critical infrastructure to achieve local decarbonization in the Clean Energy Frontier region.”
These charger stations will be installed by ChargerCrew and it is anticipated that they will be operational by the end of this year. The Chargepoint System used by the chargers will enable payment through a cloud-based system. Six ports will be located in Goderich, four will be in Huron East, and the remaining twelve ports will be placed at locations throughout Huron County. Each municipality has an agreement in place to own and maintain the chargers for the next 10 years.
Level 2 chargers are better suited for locations where EV users plan to stay for a longer period of time, such as work, restaurants, and local tourist attractions, so they are ideal for promoting tourism and supporting economic development.
“Investing in charging stations for our region supports tourism, bolsters the local economy, and provides the infrastructure we need to support a greener future. The Town of Goderich is excited to be a partner in this project,” said Myles Murdock, Mayor of Goderich.
“It’s absolutely essential that we consider Electric Vehicle chargers in our infrastructure requirements,” added Robert Fisher, Deputy Mayor of Huron East. “As electric vehicles become the preferred choice of more consumers, we need to be able to meet those needs locally. Huron East is preparing for the future.”
The County of Huron, Town of Goderich, and Municipality of Huron East thank both ChargerCrew and Bruce Power for their significant contributions to this important project.
ChargerCrew’s contribution $110,000
Bruce Power’s contribution $55,000