On September 27, 2022, the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) and the Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) received approval from the United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to implement Alaska’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Deployment Plan (The Plan) to build a network of EV charging stations along Alaska’s highway corridors.
As part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, AEA will receive $7.8 million in federal fiscal year 2022 and $11.1 million in federal fiscal year 2023 under the FHWA National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program. AEA anticipates receiving approximately $52 million over the next five years through this program.
“Now, the work begins to turn The Plan’s vision into a reality,” said Curtis W. Thayer, AEA Executive Director. “We look forward to continuing our efforts with DOT&PF and other agencies and stakeholders to use these federal dollars to build a statewide interconnected EV charging station network making EV charging infrastructure more accessible and equitable for all Alaskans.”
Read the full press release here.
AEA will continue to be open to questions and comments on The Plan, and those can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
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.
• Wednesday, June 15, 2022, Noon-1 p.m.
• Wednesday, June 22, 2022, Noon-1 p.m.
• Thursday, June 23, 2022, Noon-1 p.m.
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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
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