Sanford Fargo installs electric vehicle chargers

By: Annika Sidhu .

Sanford Fargo installs electric vehicle chargers
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FARGO, N.D. – Sanford Health received four electric vehicle chargers that are now available for use at its new Fargo hospital.

Cass County Electric Cooperative (CCEC) and Lignite Energy Council are part of an ongoing initiative to collaborate with local leaders in the community to keep Fargo at the forefront of energy and technology trends.

Sanford Health is one of the first organizations in the Fargo community to partner with CCEC and the Lignite Energy Council to offer the charging stations. In 2016, West Acres Shopping Center and CCEC collaborated to install an EV charging station in the mall parking lot. CCEC’s efforts are not going unnoticed by placing EV chargers in highly visited areas around town.

“We want to support the electric vehicle market, and we are continuing to work with our members to try to keep this project going throughout the area,” said Chad Brousseau, manager of Energy Services of Cass County Electric Cooperative.

Commitment to community and environment

“These chargers show Sanford’s commitment to the community and environment as we work to be leaders in innovation and technology; it’s just the right thing to do,” said Mike Erickson, Sanford Health executive director of facilities and support services in Fargo.

CCEC notes that EV models are becoming more affordable. When chargers are placed at public locations this encourages people to drive electric vehicles. The EV chargers are using homegrown energy, primarily from North Dakota resources such as clean coal, wind power, hydropower, biomass and solar power.

“Having these chargers on our campus shows we are committed to improving the human condition both inside and outside our facilities,” said Erickson.

Two of the EV chargers are located on the west side of the medical center between the hospital and the Central Energy Plant. The other chargers are located in the physician parking lot. The public, patients, guests and staff are welcome to use the chargers at no cost.

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