Eversource Western Massachusetts
Eversource EV Charging Infrastructure
Electric vehicles have emerged as a popular and effective way to reduce the use of fossil fuels and associated greenhouse gases. Eversource is responding to the resulting growing demand for EV charging stations by launching an initiative to fully fund the infrastructure costs associated with the installation of car charging stations in approved locations.
BSC was tasked with providing ecological support for the siting and permitting of more than 10 proposed EV charging locations in western Massachusetts. The effort involved identification of neighboring wetland lines, GIS mapping to assist in the permitting process, and coordination with local Conservation Commissions. In addition to siting and permitting these stations, BSC worked with Eversource to develop plans that protect transmission infrastructure, while also considering habitat and natural resources preservation.
The EV charging station installations are just one example of how the energy industry is working to remain at the forefront of sustainability, preserving natural resources, and promoting innovative technologies.