SaskPower announces $2 million investment in EV charging in Saskatchewan

SaskPower announced it is investing about $2 million in the SaskPower Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program.

The program will help businesses install around 20 Level 2 and DC fast charging stations along major highways in the province.

The program will focus on roads where there are few EV charging options. This includes highways 11 and 16. As well, several secondary routes connecting major cities that require chargers.

Businesses that are looking to take advantage of the program will need to fund a portion of the project as well.

Those same businesses will be responsible for building the charger and the operation of the technology over the lifetime of the charger.

Currently, Saskatchewan is lagging behind other Canadian provinces in EV adoption. As of the end of 2021, Saskatchewan had around 1,200 EVs registered and on the road.

The program started accepting applications on Friday.

If you are a business that is interested in the program, SaskPower suggests you schedule a pre-application meeting with them.

You can see more information about the program here.

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