Bruce Power, Plug’n Drive, Owen Sound Nissan and the Town of Saugeen Shores have teamed up to install an Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station beside the fire hall, at 612 Emma St.

This EV charging station, which is a highly visible location in the tourist town, helps increase public awareness about the viability of EVs, which is another key element to wide adoption of their use, said James Scongack, Bruce Power’s Vice President, Corporate Affairs.

“The transportation sector is the second highest producer of harmful greenhouse gas emissions, so the more common electric vehicles become, the fewer pollutants in our atmosphere,” Scongack said. “As more people purchase EVs, it is essential the electricity they’re using to power their vehicles comes from carbon-free energy sources like nuclear power, and that’s why Bruce Power is helping to solidify EV infrastructure throughout our region.”

Phil Eagleson, Fire Chief for Saugeen Shores, said residents and visitors alike are encouraged to move toward EVs and use Port Elgin’s new charging station, located near Port Elgin’s downtown core.

“The collaboration between the Town of Saugeen Shores and Bruce Power will benefit our community and environment, especially as EVs become more common on our roads.”

The Port Elgin station is the second of eight Bruce Power has collaborated to open with environmental, municipal and educational institutions. The first opened at the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority’s office in Wroxeter last week.

To learn more about EVs or to find local charging stations, download the Bruce Power/Plug’n Drive iPhone app in the iTunes store.

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of about 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario, is home to eight CANDU reactors. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Trust Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and The Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.

For further information, please contact:
John Peevers – 519-361-6583 – john.peevers@brucepower.com
Bruce Power Duty Media – 519-361-6161 – BNPDDutyMedia@brucepower.com
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