RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Energy, a nonprofit committed to helping communities understand, plan-for and implement electric transportation initiatives, today released Version 1.0 of the Residential Charging Station Installation Handbook for Single- and Multi-Family Homeowners and Renters. This new handbook will provide homeowners, renters, property managers, property owners, city/community planners, contractors and electricians with best practices to address the unique challenges of charging station selection, installation and operation at single-family residential and multi-family dwellings.
"Consumers are already purchasing PEVs such as the Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt," says Jeff Barghout, division director, Transportation, Advanced Energy. "With their purchase, they will be expecting their workplaces, homes, communities and retail outlets to be equipped with the necessary electric vehicle supply equipment – better known as charging stations – and the supporting infrastructure to operate their vehicles. We developed this guide based on our experience over the past 10 years collaborating with stakeholders across the U.S. on PEV initiatives."
Advanced Energy also released the following guides to help drive the future of electric transportation:
- Charging Station Installation Handbook for Electrical Contractors
- Community Planning Guide for Plug-in Electric Vehicles; and
- How to Drive Electric and Other FAQs on Electric Vehicles.
To download your copy of the Residential Charging Station Installation Handbook today, visit: www.advancedenergy.org/transportation/resources/MUD%20Handbook%20FINAL%20Web.pdf
This guide was made possible through the support of Duke Energy, Progress Energy Carolinas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, Dominion and the North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation.
About Advanced Energy
Advanced Energy (AE), headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a dynamic and growing nonprofit with a mission to provide economic, environmental and societal benefits through innovative and market-based approaches to energy issues. Founded in 1980, AE focuses on applied building sciences in residential, commercial and industrial settings; industrial process technologies; renewable energy; motors and drives testing; and emerging transportation initiatives (such as electric transportation).
AE has been a primary contributor to numerous U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded programs on PEVs and has developed several guidance documents and tools on PEV infrastructure planning and implementation such as the Charging Station Installation Handbook for Electrical Contractors, the Community Planning Guide for PEVs, and a customizable computer-based planning matrix containing more than 240 steps for community, regional and/or state-wide planning.
AE's effort in the Research Triangle Park Region of North Carolina has led to recognition by the Rocky Mountain Institute, the Clinton Climate Initiative and the International Energy Agency as one of the leading communities in the United States for PEV readiness. AE also is Chair of the local Clean Cities Coalition and hosts monthly PEV education forums in partnership with community colleges to deliver charging station installation guidance, emergency first responder education, and PEV safety training.
SOURCE Advanced Energy