As part of their partnership and upcoming solicitation to buildout the “Fast Charge TN Network,” the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will host a webinar on the plans later this week.
Set for 9 to 11 a.m. CDT on September 2, the webinar will be recorded and posted on the TDEC website for reference. The two-hour event is designed to provide guidance on the application process, program terms and conditions, project eligibility, timelines for implementation, and reporting requirements.
As discussed in previous posts on teknovation.biz, the effort is designed to support broader adoption of electric vehicles in the Volunteer State. TDEC and TVA are collaborating and funding the network of fast charging stations every 50 miles along Tennessee’s interstates and major highways. The “Fast Charge TN Network” will add approximately 50 new charging locations along prioritized corridor infrastructure gaps, tripling Tennessee’s existing fast charging network.
TDEC and TVA will leverage various funding sources to support the development of the Fast Charge TN Network with an anticipated project cost of $20 million. TDEC has committed 15 percent, the maximum allowable, of the State’s “Volkswagen Diesel Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust” allocation to fund light-duty EV charging infrastructure. Approximately $5 million from this fund is expected to be allocated to fast charging infrastructure along corridors. The remainder of the project will be funded by TVA, other program partners, and program participant cost share.
To register for the webinar, click here.