New Initiative Funded through NYSERDA Grant and in Partnership with Livingston Energy Group
Loch Sheldrake, NY— As part of the College’s master plan and longstanding sustainability mission, SUNY Sullivan announces the installation of four dual-port electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on campus. Funded through a New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Charge Ready NY grant and in cooperation with Livingston Energy Group, the four dual-port charging stations, each of which allows two cars to charge simultaneously, represent a substantial addition to the College’s green infrastructure and commitment to supporting sustainability on campus and in the community.
“We are excited to offer a new resource on campus,” said SUNY Sullivan President Jay Quaintance. “Electric Vehicles (EVs) are the future and fit with the sustainability mission of the college. Having the opportunity to charge vehicles on campus is just another way that we are moving to a greener future at SUNY Sullivan.”
SUNY Sullivan Sustainability Coordinator Larry Reeger said the College’s 2019 master plan identified electric vehicle charging as a green infrastructure opportunity, and that the new stations support the SUNY Sullivan’s commitment, through the University Global Coalition, to incorporate the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into the College’s teaching, research, operations, and partnerships.
“The new EV chargers will support the needs of our students and staff and are part of the College’s effort to infuse sustainability into campus life,” said Reeger.
The Level 2 EV charging stations are located in Parking Lot 2 in front of the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse and are available to students, faculty, and staff, as well as the greater community. There is a $0.25/kWh fee to use the stations, the revenue from which will be shared by SUNY Sullivan and Livingston, which financed 10 percent of the project.
The charging stations are operated using the Charge Port EV Charging mobile app, which is available on Android and Apple devices, and can be downloaded through Google Play, Apple’s App Store, Livingston’s website at www.solution.energy , or by scanning a QR code at the station. After creating a free account, electric vehicle drivers can access the location, select the station number, and start charging. Livingston Energy Group also offers 24/7 support through the mobile app or by calling 1-844-623-1001. A tutorial on how to access the mobile app and start a charging session can be found on the company’s website: solution.energy/drivers.
About Livingston Energy Group, a Lynkwell company
A solution provider since 2016, Livingston offers turnkey project solutions including a full suite of services and equipment across North America for the installation and management of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and the required infrastructure. They support fleet operators and facility managers, utilities, municipalities, and commercial properties in establishing private and public charging solutions. Livingston provides an array of Level 2 and DCFC (L3) charging equipment and custom software solutions to meet the needs of the growing electric transportation industry. More information at solution.energy.
About Sustainability at SUNY Sullivan
Environmental and social responsibility have long been central to SUNY Sullivan’s mission, informing all aspects of the College’s curriculum, campus operations, and community engagement. Through its innovative Green Building Technology and Environmental Science degree programs, energy-saving campus infrastructure, and unique community partnerships, SUNY Sullivan has become a leader in environmental sustainability in the Catskills and across higher education. The College reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability earlier this year when it signed onto the University Global Coalition, an international group of university leaders that promotes the incorporation of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), into the teaching, research, operations, and partnerships of higher education institutions. For more information on sustainability at SUNY Sullivan, visit sunysullivan.edu/sustainable-sullivan.
About SUNY Sullivan
SUNY Sullivan is the leader of innovative higher education and a catalyst for workforce development throughout the Sullivan Catskills and beyond. Our diverse community cultivates personal growth and professional advancement, preparing students for success in a sustainable and interconnected world. A forward-looking, top-tier community college in New York, SUNY Sullivan offers over 40 degree programs, certificates, and micro-credentials for learners at all levels of their educational goals. We value critical inquiry and creativity while supporting our students in a culture of inclusion and respect. For more information, visit sunysullivan.edu.
Aug. 26, 2022.