Fairport EVolve NY Accelerator Community
Fairport is the now known as the first “Evolve NY Electric Vehicle Accelerator Community.” The designation signifies a partnership between New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the Village of Fairport to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and optimally integrate EVs into the village’s infrastructure, community and culture. The aim of the project is to both support Fairport’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in its community and to be the first green community example of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Green New Deal, the Governor’s nation-leading clean energy and jobs agenda announced in January 2019 that puts New York on a path to carbon neutrality.
The Village now has 27 Level-2 electric vehicle chargers up and running in 6 parking lots for public use through a NYSERDA grant. Since November 2019 the chargers have saved 650 gallons of gasoline which equates to 5,777 kilograms of greenhouse gas prevented. 166 unique drivers have used the chargers for a total of 875 charge sessions. EV Connect is recording and analyzing the data collected from the chargers through a partnership with NYPA.
Through a partnership with NYPA, EPRI, NYSERDA, and Fairport Municipal Commission a research project will soon begin which will study ways to improve operational efficiency and reliability of the electric grid using Demand Response technologies. Throughout the one-year study, there will be various scheduled Demand Response Events. These events will encourage users to conserve energy during times of high energy usage.
This is a highly effective strategy that yields increased customer energy usage awareness, load reduction and engagement with the utility.
There will be a total of 50 chargers provided for the study and will be split between municipal fleet, single-family homes, and multi-unit dwellings within the Fairport Electric service area.
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