Congratulations to the Grass Valley Country Market on their successful application to Pacific Power for an electric mobility grant! This grant will support the design and installation of a Level 2 electric vehicle charging station at the Market.
The Grass Valley Country Market is located along Sherman County’s high-use corridor, Highway 97. This project brings opportunities for Sherman County‘s rural community to utilize the benefits of electric vehicles (EVs) both by supporting more widespread adoption of EVs locally and promoting Grass Valley‘s general economy by drawing travelers to local businesses and attractions while their EV charges up at the market.
MCEDD staff worked with the owners of the Market, Roger and Bonne Whitley, to submit the application and will continue to support the project as it proceeds through design and construction. Electric mobility grants cover costs associated with studying, planning, promoting, or deploying electric transportation technology and are intended to support projects that advance electric transportation in underserved communities, including areas without ample access to public charging.
The project was made possible with support from Pacific Power and Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program. Funding for the grant was provided by the Oregon Clean Fuels Program, which is administered by the state’s Department of Environmental Quality. The goal of the Clean Fuels Program is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Oregon’s transportation fuels. The addition of EV infrastructure also creates a valuable and growing economic opportunity for this rural community that was made possible by leveraging a creative public-private partnership that will encourage EV drivers to visit and support Sherman County.