For Immediate Release
Utility Participates in Unveiling of First Curbside Station in the City
WASHINGTON - Today Pepco, along with federal, and local government officials took part in the dedication of the first curbside electric car charging station in the District of Columbia.
"This is yet another fantastic way the District is placed at the forefront of providing alternative and environmentally friendly transportation options for District residents and visitors," said Mayor Adrian M. Fenty. "We are excited to make this technology available and easily accessible to everybody."
The first public curbside Coulomb ChargePoint station is now located at the Franklin D. Reeves Center, 2000 14th Street, in northwest DC. There are two spaces available for charging vehicles on the west side of 14th Street adjacent to the Reeves Center. The installation of the ChargePoint station was done by Pepco and Coulomb distributor NovaCharge, LLC.
"Pepco is building a smart grid that will support electric transportation by allowing the electric utility to monitor and balance system loads as customers adopt plug-in vehicle technology," says Mike Maxwell, Vice President, Asset Management, Pepco Holdings, Inc. "Those loads include new public and residential charging stations, such as the one introduced today."
As part of Pepco's commitment to smart grid technology, the company installed two plug-in vehicle charging stations earlier this year at company headquarters in the District. Pepco plans to install additional charging stations at company service centers across the region to support its own fleet of plug-in vehicles.
Pepco, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), delivers safe, reliable and affordable electric service to more than 778,000 customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia.