Listening and Public Feedback Sessions: Alaska’s EV Infrastructure Implementation Plan
Join us on Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Join us for an Alaska Electric Vehicle Working Group meeting over lunch or a meeting for the general public in the evening.

ALASKA ELECTRIC VEHICLE WORKING GROUP MEETING
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
In person at 813 W. Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage
Or via Zoom (click here to join meeting)

GENERAL PUBLIC MEETING
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 4-6 p.m.
In person at 813 W. Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage
Or via Zoom (click here to join meeting)


Call for Public Comment: Alaska’s EV Infrastructure Implementation Plan
Comment by July 29, 2022, 5 p.m.

Thank you to everyone that responded to our electric vehicle (EV) Request for Information. We have completed 65 percent of the draft National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Plan and want to hear from you again. As we work to incorporate comments into the next iteration of the plan, we encourage you to review the draft and provide input on progress to date. Please submit your comments via email to electricvehicles@akenergyauthority.org or complete the online form here. The comment period will be open until Friday, July 29, 2022, at 5 p.m.

Alaska's EV Infrastructure Implementation Plan

Public Comment Form


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. If you are an interested site host or would like to provide suggestions/comments on the EV Implementation Plan, respond to our RFI at akenergyauthority.org/evs


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.
• 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