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NEIA seeking partners for application to “Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment” program

Natural Resources Canada’s Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative offers repayable contributions to support the construction of an electric vehicle (EV) fast charging, coast-to-coast, network. The Program will pay up to 50% of the total project costs to a maximum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) per charging unit, to a maximum of $5,000,000 per project.

NEIA is seeking stakeholders interested in exploring the possibility of submitting an application for infrastructure deployment in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Projects must:

  • be a permanent installations serving on-road vehicles and be located in Canada;
  • be new or increasing current capacity;
  • be an eligible technology (see Eligible technologies below);
  • be open to the public at all times for EV fast chargers and as appropriate for natural gas and hydrogen refuelling stations;
  • allow for networking (for EV fast chargers only);
  • offer at least one payment option free of any network membership requirement; and
  • be completed eighteen (18) months after the receipt of the Letter of conditional approval for EV fast chargers and two (2) years after the receipt of the Letter of conditional approval for natural gas and hydrogen refuelling stations.

At the proposal stage, the Applicants must:

  • demonstrate at least 50% of secured funding of their share of the project costs;
  • demonstrate that they engaged with the energy supplier where the project will be built (not applicable for hydrogen infrastructure); and
  • own the land, have access to the land for a period of ten (10) years or demonstrate that they have the capacity to obtain the access to the site where the project will be built.

The deadline to submit is March 22, 2018. Stakeholders interested in exploring partnership on an application can contact Kieran Hanley at kieran@neia.org. More information on the program can be found at https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/alternative-fuels/fuel-facts/ecoenergy/18396.

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