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MEDIA ADVISORY

CONTACT:
Sheila Johnson
Public Information Officer, Nebraska Environmental Trust
Phone: (402) 471-1714
Fax: (402) 471-5528
sheila.johnson@nebraska.gov

 

RE: ChargePoint™ Dedication At The Ferguson House

 

The Nebraska Community Energy Alliance (NCEA) will dedicate a ChargePoint™ electric vehicle charging station at its office at the Ferguson House, located at 700 South 16th in Lincoln on December 9 at 3:30 pm.

Lowell Johnson, Wayne City Administrator and NCEA president, Lance Hedquist, South Sioux City Administrator and NCEA past president, Mark Brohman, Executive Director of the Nebraska Environmental Trust, Nebraska electrical contractors, and IBEW 265 who installed the ChargePoint™, and other NCEA board members will attend the dedication.

“We wanted an electric vehicle charging station located at our joint Nebraska Environmental Trust and Nebraska Community Energy Alliance parking lot for our members and guests to use and to help increase awareness of the savings available from the new advanced technologies that are already here,” said Lowell Johnson, NCEA President.

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A Nissan Leaf charging at the station

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The new ChargePoint that was installed this week.

Other NCEA members are the cities of Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Kearney, Hastings, Lexington, Gothenburg, Holdrege, Seward, Central City, Nebraska City, Ashland, Gretna and Valley; OPPD; UNO; UNL; Metro Community College; Dakota County; Allan Consolidated Schools and the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency.

NCEA was organized in 2014 to build and promote advanced technologies in transportation and housing that save energy, reduce CO2, and cut costs.

“The Nebraska Community Energy Alliance is focused on support for a quality environment for all Nebraskans to enjoy,” said Lance Hedquist, past president and co-founder of the NCEA.

NCEA board meetings are regularly scheduled at the Ferguson House and several members can now use their city’s electric vehicles to attend future board meetings and recharge at the ChargePoint™ for the trip home.

Mark Brohman, Executive Director for the Nebraska Environmental Trust said, “It is wonderful for the Nebraska Environmental Trust to have an electric vehicle charging station located at our office that offers a cleaner transportation fuel choice and provides an additional location in Lincoln for electric vehicle owners to refuel. I envision visitors to the Capitol plugging in and walking across the street and taking a tour while they charge.”

The Nebraska Legislature created the Nebraska Environmental Trust in 1992. Using revenue from the Nebraska Lottery, the Trust has provided over $240 million in grants to over 1,700 projects across the state. Anyone – citizens, organizations, communities, farmers and businesses – can apply for funding to protect habitat, improve water quality and establish recycling programs in Nebraska. The Nebraska Environmental Trust works to preserve, protect and restore our natural resources for future generations.

Media members are welcome to attend. For more information, contact: Sheila Johnson at 402-471-1714 or email:sheila.johnson@nebraska.gov

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