‘Electrify Yolo’ marks additional progress with EV charging installations completed in Davis, Winters, Woodland, and Yolo County.
Significant strides are being made in the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across Yolo County as part of the ‘Electrify Yolo’ project, funded by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG). Yolo County is dedicated to advancing sustainability, improving accessibility, and promoting the use of clean energy and electric vehicles. The “Electrify Yolo” project is a testament to the county’s capacity to collaborate effectively in delivering on its commitment to providing charging access for all residents. New EV charging stations have recently been unveiled in Winters and Yolo County as part of the project.
In collaboration with the City of Winters, Valley Clean Energy (VCE) is hosting a celebration of the EV charger installations at the Winters Hotel on Tuesday, December 12 at 4:00 p.m. Representatives from the City of Winters and VCE are expected to attend. The new EV charging station offers one level-two double charger and one 50 kW fast charger
and is located in the public parking lot adjacent to the Winters Hotel at the corner of First St. and Abbey St. Winters has also successfully completed a second installation at the Winters Community Center parking lot, located at 201 Railroad Ave., with two new Level 2 dual-port chargers.
“We are thrilled to see the ‘Electrify Yolo’ project come to fruition,” said Jesse Loren, City of Winters Council Member and VCE Board Member. “These charging stations will be a significant benefit to our community, making EV usage more convenient and promoting sustainable transportation options. As we continue to make strides towards these goals, we look forward to even more accessibility to electric vehicles and public charging for the members of our community in the near future.”
Under Yolo County’s jurisdiction, the Mary L. Stephens Library unveiled its new EV charging stations on November 13th. The event was hosted by the County of Yolo and featured remarks by Supervisor Jim Provenza, Supervisor (and VCE Board Vice-Chair) Lucas Frerichs, and Mitch Sears, VCE’s Executive Officer. The event provided an opportunity to highlight the positive impact these charging stations have on the community.
In December 2018, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) awarded a $2,912,000 Green Region grant to the “Electrify Yolo” project. This collaborative effort, involving VCE, the City of Davis, the City of Winters, the City of Woodland, and unincorporated Yolo County, aims to install publicly accessible EV charging stations across Yolo County. Since the project’s initiation, substantial progress has been made by each entity in installing publicly available chargers. The project was designed to install 15-40 level-two EV chargers, 2-5 DC fast chargers, and 2-10 mobile chargers. In addition, the program aimed to acquire at least one electric vehicle to promote sustainable transportation. VCE continues to work with all jurisdictions throughout the county to ensure the successful completion of the project.
About Valley Clean Energy
Valley Clean Energy – or VCE – is the official public electricity provider for residential and commercial customers in the cities of Woodland, Winters, and Davis, and unincorporated Yolo County. We are a not-for-profit public agency, which means that we are working 100% for our customers. VCE offers a choice in electricity suppliers and keeps program control and revenues right here at home, where we can create jobs and build local clean energy installations. VCE reinvests dollars to boost our local economy while taking control of our clean energy future. More information is available at https://valleycleanenergy.org/.