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UERPC Receives Funding

UERPC Receives Funding to Assist with Electric Vehicle Market Analysis Project in Northeast Iowa

Upper Explorerland recently received a $12,000 grant from the Northeast Iowa Funders Network (NEIFN) and a $1,200 Economic Development Cost Share Program Award from Dairyland Power Cooperative and the Allamakee Clayton Electric Cooperative (ACEC) to help support an Electric Vehicle (EV) market analysis and acceleration project in Northeast Iowa. Working in coordination with the Winneshiek Energy District and other energy, community and economic development partners, the project is intended to grow the EV market through:

  • Technical assistance (TA) to employers for workplace charging
  • TA and potentially cost-share to communities for public charging
  • A regional study of EV market, infrastructure, and economic issues
  • Ongoing community engagement

The application review and award process for an Iowa Energy Center grant sought in support of this project is ongoing. Thanks to NEIFN, Dairyland Power Cooperative and ACEC for their support of this important regional initiative!