EV Charging Infrastructure

The Redwood Coast Energy Authority has installed 20 Level 2 electric vehicle charging station installations at nine new sites in Humboldt County. This is our  North Coast Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging Network, which you can learn more about under the Services menu.

Project Goals

  • Increase Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) travel in the North Coast region and thereby reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from vehicle miles travelled.
  • Establish the first phase of a locally controlled, affordable, and economically sustainable network of EV chargers in the North Coast region.
  • Demonstrate a non-profit EV network administrator business model that includes:
    • cost recovery for site hosts providing electricity for EVs
    • maintenance of a network administration and operations fund to ensure network reliability
    • a reasonable pricing structure aimed at offering lower local "fuel" costs for EVs as compared to non-EVs on a dollar per mile basis.
  • Develop a hardware and software application concept designed to address the issue of fairness for EV charging and non-EV parking in an environment of parking scarcity at St. Joseph Hospital.