Through partnerships, ongoing investment and funding support from all levels of government, ERTH is committed to making electric vehicle charging stations more convenient and accessible within the communities we serve.
Public and On Street Level 2 EV Charging – The ERTH Energy Community EV Network is a network of 24 public and on street Level 2 EV chargers connecting ERTH’s 15 service communities that stretch from Lake Erie to Lake Huron. Via its Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) provided partial funding to ERTH Corporation to help build the level 2 EV charging network. With the participation of its municipal shareholders, who provided access to public EV only parking spots, ERTH contributed the remaining funds required to the purchase and install the EV chargers. The installation of the EV chargers were completed by ERTH’s high and low voltage distribution services and electricity to the chargers is provided by ERTH’s local electricity distributor, ERTH Power Corporation. The chargers are pay-for-use and EV drivers pay a competitive market rate to charge their vehicles, which is currently $1.50 per hour of charging.*
Workplace Level 2 EV Charging – In partnership with County of Elgin and the Municipality of Central Elgin, ERTH also received funding under NRCan’s ZEVIP program to install 20 Level 2 workplace EV chargers, including four level 2 EV chargers at ERTH’s head office in Ingersoll, Ontario. These four chargers, which were installed by ERTH’s high and low voltage distribution services, are available to EV-driving employees during working hours and they are open for paid public charging after business hours.
Public Level 3 DC Fast EV Charging – In partnership with ChargerCrew, ERTH received funding approval from NRCan under its Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative to deploy a publicly-available Level 3 EV fast chargers at theTourist Information Centre in Goderich, Ontario. NRCan will be partially fundingthe costs to install the fast chargers, while ERTH will manage the installation and fund the remaining costs and the Town of Goderich provided the public parking spot for fast and convenient EV charging. This new fast charger is slated to be open to the public in May 2022, and it will charge vehicles quickly at a rate of $0.33 per minute.*
In addition to its own portfolio of EV charging units, ERTH’s high and low voltage distribution services has been providing EV installation services to a variety of municipal and private sector clients since 2013.
*Cost of charging is subject to change