EV Charging Station Host Application

Electric vehicles (EV) are becoming increasingly popular with more models on the market, better battery range, and more drivers switching from gas to electric. In support of local EV growth, takeCHARGE is planning to install 19 EV charging stations across Newfoundland and Labrador. With the addition of these stations, the Province will have a wide-ranging public charging network for EV drivers.

Additional EV charging stations will make owning an EV a more viable option for residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, enhancing travel around the province for EV drivers. While EV battery capacity has increased in recent years and extended EV driving range, a variety of publicly available charging stations are needed to support local EV growth. These new charging stations will have direct current fast chargers (DCFC) and co-located Level 2 chargers. DCFC can charge an EV to 80% in approximately 30 minutes, making charging more efficient for EV drivers.

takeCHARGE is requesting applications for EV charging station hosts in 18 locations. These areas were pre-selected based on the site of existing and planned charging stations throughout the Province.

In order to meet project timelines, installation of chargers will occur through the summer and fall of 2021, with estimated completion in late 2021.

NEWFOUNDLAND POWER APPLICATION

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR HYDRO APPLICATION

NOTE: This project is contingent upon takeCHARGE receiving regulatory and funding approvals. If for any reason these approvals are not obtained, this application process and project may be cancelled at any time and takeCHARGE shall be under no obligation offer an award of this project to any applicant.

Benefits

Why would you be interested in hosting an EV charging station? There are many potential benefits for your business, such as:

  • EV charging station installed at no cost
  • increased traffic from EV owners who may be onsite for 30 – 60 minutes while their EV charges
  • attract employees who are considering an EV or already own an EV
  • show commitment to sustainability
  • be part of a province-wide charging network

Project Dates

  • Starting November 23, 2020, Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro are accepting applications for EV charging station hosts.
  • Applications must be submitted by December 11, 2020.

This site is for information purposes only. Official information can be found in Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro’s application or Newfoundland Power’s application.

Eligible Locations

takeCHARGE is accepting applications for EV charging station hosts in the locations listed below. The below locations were pre-selected based on the site of existing and planned charging stations across the province. Ten EV charging stations will be installed throughout Newfoundland Power’s service territory and nine stations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro’s service territory as part of this project.

If you are interested in submitting an application to be an EV charging station host in one or more of the following areas, please click on the link to find the corresponding application documents for your electricity provider.

Newfoundland Power

  • St. John’s
  • Cape Broyle/Ferryland
  • Trepassey
  • Saint Mary’s
  • Carbonear
  • Port Rexton
  • Bonavista
  • Marystown
  • Lewisporte
  • Robinsons
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

  • Woody Point
  • Daniel’s Harbour
  • Hawke’s Bay
  • Reefs Harbour/Plum Point
  • Roddickton
  • St.Anthony
  • Happy Valley-Goose Bay
  • Labrador City
  • The ninth Hydro location, Churchill Falls, is not included in this offering.

    For more details on site criteria, eligible locations and the evaluation process, please see the application of your corresponding electricity provider.

    Newfoundland Power

    Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

    If you have questions regarding this project or application process, Newfoundland Power customers can email ElectricVehicles@TakeChargeNL.ca and Hydro customers can click here.

    Site Criteria

    In order for a site to be suitable for takeCHARGE to install an EV charging station, it must meet the following criteria:

    a) Be located in an eligible location;

    b) Be located no further than 150 meters from a three phase distribution line with sufficient excess capacity. Sufficient excess capacity will be determined by Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. Close proximity to a three phase distribution line is required to ensure sufficient power supply for the charging station. If applicants are unfamiliar with their proximity to a three phase distribution line, you can confirm by emailing ElectricVehicles@TakeChargeNL.ca, prior to applying. Applications can also be submitted without confirmation of this requirement as all proposed sites will be assessed to confirm they meet this criteria, as part of the evaluation process;

    c) Be located directly adjacent to a major route;

    d) Be visible and accessible from the road;

    e) Allow two designated parking spots for EVs (approximately 2.75 meters by 6 meters each);

    f) Have ample land adjacent to the parking spots for equipment (approximately 4 meters by 10 meters long);

    Parking spaces will be painted and designated for EV parking, and the adjacent land is for the installation of chargers, transformer and other associated infrastructure by takeCHARGE.

    These are general requirements. Additional criteria may be required for specific sites. Applicants should review applicable application documents to ensure the proposed site meets all specific requirements for the location. For more details on site criteria, eligible locations and the evaluation process, please see the application of your corresponding electricity provider.

    Newfoundland Power

    Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

    If you have questions regarding this project or the application process, Newfoundland Power customers can email ElectricVehicles@TakeChargeNL.ca and Hydro customers can click here.

    Charger Information

    These charging stations will have one direct current fast charger (DCFC) and a co-located Level 2 charger.

    DCFC or Level 3 chargers deliver charging through a 480 volt plug and require specialized, high-powered charging equipment. These chargers typically deliver up to 400 km of range per hour of charging. An 80% battery charge can take approximately 30 minutes and a full charge approximately 1 hour for an all-electric vehicle, depending on the vehicle model and range. DCFC charging is often found along highways and in other high traffic areas.

    Level 2 chargers provide charging through a 240 volt plug and require installation of charging equipment by a qualified electrician. Level 2 chargers typically deliver up to 30 km of range per hour of charging. A full charge can take approximately 2 hours for a plug-in hybrid and approximately 9 hours for an all-electric vehicle, depending on the vehicle model and range. Level 2 charging is used in homes, workplaces and public places.

    For more information on EV chargers, please visit Charging & Maintenance.

    For more details on site criteria, eligible locations and the evaluation process, please see the application of your corresponding electricity provider.

    Newfoundland Power

    Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

    If you have questions regarding this project or the application process, Newfoundland Power customers can email ElectricVehicles@TakeChargeNL.ca and Hydro customers can click here.

    How to Apply

    Proposals must be submitted no later than December 11, 2020. Please select the application process for your business’ electricity provider.

    Newfoundland Power

    Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

    If you have questions regarding this project or the application process, Newfoundland Power can email ElectricVehicles@TakeChargeNL.ca and Hydro customers can click here.