The LSU charging stations, which are free to use by all LSU faculty, staff and students, are among the first in the nation to be installed on a university campus for the sole purpose of providing free charges to electric car owners and for research purposes.
“Collecting usage data will allow Entergy and LSU to conduct critical research about EV chargers,” said Brent Dorsey, director of corporate environmental programs for Entergy. “The goal is to determine the impacts and opportunities of EV charging, including length to charge, consumer charging profiles, time of day for charging, impacts on electric facilities and other consumer behavior and preferences.”
The charging stations were manufactured by Coulomb Technologies and are part of Coulomb’s ChargePoint® Network, the largest EV driver network in the world. Coulomb specializes in EV charging systems and operates in 14 countries.
The charging station data collection is enabled by the ChargePoint® Network, which provides online access to the data including detailed usage reports, greenhouse gas and gasoline savings. Installation of the charging stations was completed by Verdek, Coulomb’s south central regional distributor.
“We are proud to play a part in expanding the ChargePoint Network into the south central region,” said Guy Mannino, CEO of Verdek. “As more zero-emission vehicles become available in the region, providing easy and convenient ways to charge is essential for consumer adoption of this new form of transportation.”
Entergy’s Environmental Initiatives Fund was established as a mechanism to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through innovative, promising projects and is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to seek sustainable environmental solutions to its business.
Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.
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