Alaska Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Implementation Plan
Submitted to the Joint Office on July 29, 2022

As required by the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) in coordination with the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF), has submitted its State of Alaska Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Implementation Plan (The Plan) to the United States Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office). The submitted Plan can be found below.

Review The Plan

AEA will continue to be open to questions and comments on The Plan, and those can be submitted to electricvehicles@akenergyauthority.org. We encourage the public to periodically visit this site for installation progress, FAQs, and further planning updates. AEA thanks the public for its input and looks forward to working with you as it develops. For more information, visit Alaska NEVI Plan.

 

EV Infrastructure Implementation Plan

The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) is working with the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) and diverse stakeholders across the state to develop an Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Deployment Plan as required by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program. Through the NEVI program, Alaska will receive significant formula funding over five years, including approximately $7.7 million for the fiscal year 2022.
 
These formula funds will be used to build a statewide EV fast-charging network and community-based charging sites in rural and urban areas across Alaska. This funding will be administered by AEA to strategically deploy publicly accessible Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE). Construction of EV chargers is critical to increase the adoption of EVs and enable Alaskans to access the economic and air quality benefits of electrified transportation.
 
This Plan must be submitted to the Federal Government’s Joint Office of Energy and Transportation by August 1, 2022. 

Background

AEA entered the realm of EVs when we were designated as the lead agency to administer the State of Alaska’s Volkswagen (VW) Environmental Mitigation Trust in 2018. Since then, AEA developed the Alaska Electric Vehicle Working Group, which identified lack of EV infrastructure as a significant impediment to EV adoption. To address the lack of EV charging infrastructure and range anxiety, AEA awarded nearly $1 million in VW Trust funds to install nine EV fast-charging stations from the Kenai Peninsula to Healy, which are currently under construction. The recently passed IIJA provides $5 billion nationally for EV charging infrastructure under the NEVI Formula Program. Under this program, Alaska will receive more than $50 million over five years beginning in the fiscal year 2023.  


Request for Information on Hosting EV Fast-Charging Site(s)

As a first step, AEA has requested input from the public and interested EV fast-charging site(s) hosts to complete its EV Fast-Charging Sites Questionnaire by June 27, 2022. Information from this survey will be used to develop EV charging infrastructure at appropriate locations throughout the state, including state highways, the marine highway system, and rural Alaska.


Stakeholder Input

As we develop the plan, we invite you to join us in a series of information sessions to learn more about EVs, the NEVI funding available for Alaska, and how you can get involved and provide comments. Join us in person at AEA’s office located at 813 W Northern Lights Blvd. or virtually via Microsoft Teams (see instructions below).

EV Informational Sessions
• Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 5-6 p.m.
   - Presentation
• Wednesday, June 15, 2022, Noon-1 p.m.
   - Presentation
• Wednesday, June 22, 2022, Noon-1 p.m.
   - Presentation
 

• Thursday, June 23, 2022, Noon-1 p.m.
   - Presentation
 
 

Public Outreach

Date Location Audience Media
July 25, 2022 Anchorage (In Person) Anchorage Chamber of Commerce  
August 4, 2022 Juneau (In Person) Juneau Chamber of Commerce  
August 11, 2022 Sitka (Virtual) Alaska Municipal League Summer Conference  
August 24, 2022 Fairbanks (Virtual) Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce: Energy Committee  
September 20, 2022 Fairbanks (In Person) Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce  
October 6, 2022 Seward (In Person) Seward Chamber of Commerce  
October 10, 2022 Fairbanks (In Person) Fairbanks City Council  
October 19, 2022 Eagle River (In Person) Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce  
November 2, 2022 Kenai (In Person) Kenai and Soldotna Chamber of Commerce  

 

Public Outreach

04Aug
04Aug

Juneau Chamber of Commerce

04 Aug, 2022 PM 12:00 — 04 Aug, 2022 PM 1:00 (UTC-09:00) Alaska    8335 Airport Blvd Juneau AK United States
  • Time
    04 Aug, 2022 PM 12:00 — 04 Aug, 2022 PM 1:00
    (UTC-09:00) Alaska
  • Location

    8335 Airport Blvd Juneau AK United States

25Jul
25Jul

Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Presentation

25 Jul, 2022 AM 11:30 — 25 Jul, 2022 PM 1:00 (UTC-09:00) Alaska    600 W 7th Ave Anchorage AK United States
Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Presentation
Event details

An overview of the current projects Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) and Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) are managing and how they impact Alaskans, the economy, and the job force presented by Morgan Neff, Chief Investment Officer for AIDEA, and Curtis Thayer, Executive Director for AEA.

Register today to join us on Monday, July 25 at the Dena’ina Center where you’ll hear first-hand about the importance of energy and Infrastructure for Alaskans. https://anchoragechamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/11499

  • Time
    25 Jul, 2022 AM 11:30 — 25 Jul, 2022 PM 1:00
    (UTC-09:00) Alaska
  • Location

    600 W 7th Ave Anchorage AK United States