ATCO, supported by the City of Edmonton, will be piloting curbside electric vehicle (EV) charging services for the public. The project will be the first of its kind in Alberta, providing EV charging opportunities for Edmontonians and visitors as well as an opportunity for people to see and experience how EV charging works.
ATCO plans to install and operate up to 10 Level 2 EV charging stations at curbside City parking spaces in the Downtown, Old Strathcona, and 124 Street business areas. Many curbside locations are being considered. In siting the curbside EV chargers, the ATCO-City of Edmonton project team will consider cost, technical factors, feedback from local businesses, along with the preferences and anticipated use by EV owners. The goal is to select curbside parking spaces that have the most positive impact for everyone.
Drivers that use these stations will still pay applicable parking fees and follow all posted parking restrictions. ATCO is assessing whether to apply a fee for using a charging station.
Funding for this project is provided by ATCO with partial funding support from Natural Resources Canada.
The stations are expected to up and charging by June 2018.