City may endorse development of electric vehicle charging network

City council received a letter, May 25, from the Town of Edson inquiring about the city’s potential interest in contributing seed funding to an electric vehicle charging network.

Edson Mayor Kevin Zahara and his council are endorsing a regional collaborative initiative for the charging network and have extended the invitation to municipalities across northwest Alberta.

“It’s probably worthwhile for us to participate in this in terms of tourism and demonstrating that we are an important part of any trip to the north that must come through Grande Prairie,” said Grande Prairie Mayor Bill Given.

Among the list of municipalities which also received the notice include the Municipal District of Greenview, Municipality of Jasper, Town of Athabasca, Town of Fox Creek, Town of Rocky Mountain House, Town of Whitecourt and the Town of Slave Lake.

The invitation suggests that the invited municipalities would collectively advocate for senior government, sector-related supports and grants for the initiative to benefit in promoting regional long-term economic growth and tourism, as well as connecting citizens to the rest of Alberta and British Columbia.

Seed funding for the project is currently estimated at a shared total of $30,000 at the initial phase towards the completion of a formal plan and supporting documents for known grant funding.

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