Village of Beiseker – Electric Vehicle Chargers 

This project was funded through Electric Vehicle Charging Program

Village of Beiseker

2022Completion Year

$38,883.20Project Cost

$38,883.20MCCAC Funding

OVERVIEW

As part of the MCCAC’s Electric Vehicle Charging Program (EVCP), the Village of Beiseker installed electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at the following facility for public use. These are the first EV charging stations to be installed in the Village. 

  • Two Hypercharge JuiceBar 9.6 kW level 2 stations with two plugs each at Legacy Park 

APPROACH

The Village of Beiseker recently installed two dual-connector Level 2 chargers in the parking lot of Legacy Park. The chargers are anticipated to serve visitors and those passing through, as well as community members. These stations will serve the ever-growing number of electric vehicles that are being purchased nationwide. Beiseker hosts several attractions including a museum, the main street and the trailhead to the Meadowlark Trail. The annual Country Fair and Christmas in the Village, along with other events attract hundreds of people regularly. 

RESULTS

The Village of Beiseker is located in Southeastern Alberta, sitting at the intersection of Highways 9 and 72. Installing the necessary infrastructure to support electric vehicle use contributes towards climate goals and ensures that community members and visitors have a reliable energy source to charge their vehicles. It is anticipated that the presence of the EV chargers will support and draw visitors who are travelling to and from Drumheller, a popular tourist destination. 

“The opportunity to purchase and install EV Charging Stations in the Village of Beiseker would not have been possible without the grant funding provided by MCCAC. Having these stations available to our visitors promote tourism in our community. We are situated in a high-traffic area between Highways 72 and 9 and many folks travel through either on business or pleasure. The charging stations are situated in our Legacy Park location with access to both our downtown and Meadowlark trails. The stations will hopefully attract people to stop and visit our community as they are on their way to other destinations.”

Les Spurgeon, Councillor, Village of Beiseker