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Ribbon Cut on the Largest EV Charging Station Deployment in Upstate NY

 

Van Patten, Livingston Energy Group, and National Grid Cut the Ribbon on the Largest EV Charging Station Deployment in Upstate New York

 

Project is consistent with Van Patten’s focus on the future of their organization and the technology that will get them there.

Jonesville, NY –Van Patten Golf Club has been one of the top golf courses in the Capital Region of New York State since its founding in 1968. Much of their success over the years can be attributed to their dedication to their sport and their constant self-evolution as a destination. The club has taken a step toward the future of green energy in their latest investment; an installation of 50 charging stations for electric vehicles. Livingston Energy Group, a Lynkwell company, is a Schenectady, NY-based solution provider for EV charging stations. They have partnered with National Grid’s make-ready program to secure grant funding for Van Patten’s project. This installation is the largest single deployment of electric vehicle chargers in Upstate New York and is setting an example for others in the entertainment and tourism industry to make changes to accommodate the increase in electric vehicle drivers.

Located in Jonesville, NY just north of Clifton Park, Van Patten Golf Club is host to a recently renovated 27-hole course and 15,000 square-foot clubhouse that features a full restaurant and bar. Their venue space allows them to host and facilitate local events, making them a destination not just for their members but for the public as well. This is precisely why Van Patten has chosen to accommodate its ever-growing patronage by providing vehicle charging stations to all those who visit.

Since 2016, Livingston Energy Group has assisted municipalities, developers, and facility managers with the adoption of more efficient technologies and is focused on cutting-edge solutions to support the rapid growth of electric vehicle adoption.  Through their robust catalog of hardware and software solutions, they can design EV charging solutions for any size deployment. The 50 charging stations at the Van Patten Golf Club utilize the Livingston Charge Port EV charging network that allows their patrons to easily locate and activate the charging stations as well as enables the golf club to use real-time station monitoring.

The Van Patten Golf Club, Livingston Energy Group, National Grid, the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, and the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce held a special ribbon cutting ceremony for the new charging stations on Thursday, December 1st at 11:30 AM.

“It’s great to be in Clifton Park at the Van Patten Golf Club for the unveiling of a whopping 50 new electric vehicle charging stations for those with electric cars. Thanks to the Van Patten Golf Club, Livingston Energy Group, National Grid, the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce and Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce for making this possible for patrons of the golf club,” said Senator Jim Tedisco.

“Congratulations to The Van Patten Golf Course and its partners, Executive Electric, Livingston Energy Group and National Grid, on today’s unveiling of the largest electric vehicle charging station in Upstate New York,” said Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh.  “As more New Yorkers transition to electric vehicles, it is important to make these charging stations more centrally located and accessible for residents and visitors alike.”

“As New York continues its transition to clean energy, it’s important that we continue to support and expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Thanks to Van Patten Golf Course & Executive Electric, Livingston Energy Group and National Grid, the largest electric vehicle charging station deployment in the state is now located here in the Capital Region”, said Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, a long-standing member of the NYS Assembly Committee on Energy. “This announcement marks another important step in achieving our goal of building more sustainable, vibrant communities. I commend the local organizations and community leaders that worked collaboratively on this important project.”

Joe Gunther, General Manager at Van Patten Golf Club, said “The Van Patten Golf Course has always been committed to providing our golfers with accommodations that make their day fun and worry-free. Now, with the help of Executive Electric, National Grid, and Livingston Energy, we are able to provide EV owners the opportunity to charge their vehicles while they enjoy a round of golf or a fabulous meal at The Cooley Kill Restaurant. Electric Vehicles are quickly becoming the future for New York State, and we are proud to be one of the largest charging stations currently available for EV owners.”

Todd Shimkus, President of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, with offices in Clifton Park and Saratoga Springs added, “As Saratoga County’s Tourism Promotion Agency, we’re getting more and more requests from visitors and prospective visitors about where they can access EV stations and the same is true of people relocating to our area, putting EV stations at local attractions, like the Van Patten Golf Club, is just a smart business strategy for both the golf course and Livingston Energy as well as a statement of their commitment to our environment.”

“As both an area business executive and town of Clifton Park resident, I am excited that the Van Patten Golf Club has taken the bold step of putting such a large number of EV stations at their facility,” says Pete Bardunias, Senior Vice President, Membership and Community Advancement, Capital Region Chamber.  “With a looming deadline just 12 years away for all-EV new car sales in New York State, the infrastructure simply must be in place or we are going to face serious mobility challenges as a society.   Thanks to the visionary work of Livingston Energy and the foresightedness of the Van Patten management team, a solid step forward has been taken towards preparing us for the realities of 2035.”

Brian Sano, Regional Executive, National Grid commented that, “This installation at Van Patten Golf Course includes 50 plugs that National Grid contributed $270,000 to help fund as part of our statewide effort to increase chargers. Our program will fund up to 100% of the electric infrastructure costs associated with new EV charging stations like those here in Clifton Park. Working with local installers, like Livingston Energy, has made these projects possible.”

“Livingston Energy Group is proud to partner with Van Patten Golf Club and National Grid on this record-breaking initiative,” said Nick DiSarro, Director of Project Design and Development at Livingston Energy Group.  “We are excited to take part in a project of this magnitude, that allows for patrons and guests to charge up while they are at Van Patten. This project has gone hand-in-hand with the recent restructuring and renovation of the entire course and will ensure that their location continues to draw activity to their clubhouse throughout the off-season.”

The installation of 50 EV charging ports at Van Patten Golf Club is an exciting new amenity for visitors as well as the general public. Guests attending their numerous golf outings, weddings, banquets and special events will have the opportunity to charge their vehicles while they are enjoying all that the location has to offer. The charging stations are accessible through the Charge Port EV Charging mobile app available on the Google Play & iOS app stores. Learn more about Van Patten’s current golfing options, events, and renovation plans on their website. https://www.vanpattengolf.com/

About Livingston Energy Group

A New York based energy technology company, providing a full suite of services and equipment for the installation and management of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and the required infrastructure. Since 2016, the company has assisted municipalities, developers, and facility managers with the adoption of more efficient technologies; and is now focused on cutting-edge solutions to support the rapid growth of electric vehicle adoption. Livingston offers a robust catalog of hardware and software solutions that utilize the Livingston Charge Port EV charging network that easily integrates with new and existing installations.  Learn more about Livingston Energy Group’s offerings at https://www.solution.energy.

About Van Patten Golf Club

Located in beautiful Southern Saratoga County, in the hamlet of Jonesville, 20 minutes from Saratoga Springs, this 27-Hole Public Golf Course is a challenge to all levels of handicap. Built in 1968 the course features large, mature, spacious greens, sloping wide fairways and expansive views of the countryside. In 2004 the sequence of the golf holes was reconfigured when the building of the 15,000 sq. foot Grand Clubhouse, The Vista, was completed and opened to the public. The unique challenging setting makes this course well worth the trip from any location.

https://www.vanpattengolf.com/

About National Grid

At National Grid, we are committed to delivering safe and reliable energy to the customers and communities we serve.

We are one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the US — serving more than 20 million people throughout New York and Massachusetts.

We are at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society — transforming our electricity and natural gas networks with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions to meet the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  Every day we work with stakeholders to promote the development and implementation of more sustainable, innovative and affordable energy solutions.

We are proud of the contributions our work and our people make towards the prosperity and wellbeing of our customers, communities and investors.

https://www.nationalgridus.com/Default.aspx

 

LEGOLAND® Installs New Livingston Charge Port Electric Vehicle Chargers

 

LEGOLAND® New York Resort Installs New Livingston Charge Port Electric Vehicle Chargers for Guests’ Use

 

 

PEARL RIVER, NY – LEGOLAND® New York Resort is ensuring guests with electric vehicles can focus on having fun while their vehicles charge during their bricktastic day! The Goshen theme park has installed a new bank of EV charging stations in its parking lot for guest use.

Two of the charging stations are in the Park’s main parking lot and three more are in the parking lot of LEGOLAND® Hotel. Each station can charge two vehicles. The project was made possible in part by O&R’s PowerReady Program (PRP) which is designed to help develop hundreds of new public and customer-owned EV charging stations throughout its New York service area.

Getting a Charge Out of Legoland

LEGOLAND® New York Resort recently installed a new bank of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for guest use in the parking lot of its theme park in Goshen. The project was made possible in part by Orange & Rockland’s PowerReady Program (PRP) which is designed to help develop hundreds of new public and customer-owned EV charging stations throughout its New York service area. Trying out the new charger on one of O&R’s electric vehicles are, from left: Tom Mittler, Communications Manager for Livingston Energy Group; Stephanie Johnson, LEGOLAND New York Divisional Director; Andrew Farrell, Section Manager of Orange & Rockland’s Electric Vehicle Programs and Orville Cocking, Vice President – Operations at Orange & Rockland.

“At LEGOLAND New York Resort, we’re always looking for ways to build sustainability into every aspect of our park and hotel operations,” said LEGOLAND New York Divisional Director Stephanie Johnson. “From our benches made from 940 recycled milk containers to the paper straws we use at all our drink stations, we strive to take care of our environment in ways big and small. These EV chargers are a natural fit for us, allowing our guests with electric vehicles to focus on building unforgettable memories with their families.”

Livingston Energy Group installed and will be managing the EV chargers at Legoland NY Resort. Livingston is an approved installer for O&R’s PRP and is focused on maximizing the adoption of electric vehicle charging equipment.

“Livingston Energy Group is proud to partner with Legoland and Orange & Rockland on this wonderful initiative,” said Tom Mittler, Communications Manager for Livingston Energy Group.  “The tourism industry in NYS has been bouncing back in a huge way in the past two years. We hope more attractions and destinations follow Legoland’s example to increase the accessibility of EV charging at their locations.”

Orange & Rockland Vice President – Operations Orville Cocking said, “At O&R, we are moving away from purchasing vehicles powered by fossil fuels. We are committed to empowering our customers to do the same by helping them make the transition to electric vehicles. Every person who chooses to go electric is supporting cleaner air and a healthier environment.”

O&R’s PowerReady Program is providing incentives that can cover up to 100% of the EV charging stations’ installation costs (depending on eligibility criteria) for Level 2 or direct current fast charging stations at commercial facilities, multifamily buildings, or parking areas.

Chargers, which meet minimum program requirements, are eligible to recover up to 50% of the cost. Chargers, which are publicly accessible and have non-proprietary plugs, may receive up to 90% of the cost, and if located in a low- or moderate-income community are eligible for up to 100% of the cost. To get started, visit: oru.com/powerready.

About LEGOLAND® New York Resort

AWESOME AWAITS at LEGOLAND® New York Resort! Ride, splash, and build your way through seven themed lands at the ultimate LEGO® theme park destination! Get a Minifigure’s eye view of how LEGO is made on the LEGO Factory Adventure Ride, save the kingdom on the Dragon Coaster, get your official LEGOLAND Driver’s License in LEGO City, and explore cities built out of millions of bricks in Miniland. There’s so much to do, you’ll want to stay the night at LEGOLAND Hotel, with 250 fully themed rooms just steps away from the Park! Find us in the Hudson Valley 60 miles from New York City. Visit LEGOLAND.com/New-York to learn more.

About Livingston Energy Group

Livingston Energy Group is a New York based energy technology company, providing a full suite of turnkey deployment services and equipment for the installation and management of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The company has become one of the fastest growing electric vehicle charging station providers, with nearly 1200 stations under management in New York State alone, and products and services across all of North America. Since 2016, the company has assisted municipalities, developers, and facility managers with the adoption of more efficient technologies. Livingston provides an array of charging equipment and custom software solutions to meet the needs of the growing electric transportation industry.

About Orange & Rockland (O&R)

Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies. O&R is a regulated utility that provides electric service to approximately 300,000 customers in southeastern New York State (where its franchise name is Orange & Rockland) and northern New Jersey (where it’s Rockland Electric Company), and natural gas service to approximately 130,000 customers in New York.

 

 

Free Learning Lab: From the Experts: Infrastructure Opportunities & Challenges: What is to Come & How to Prepare presented by Blink

Free to all industry professionals, pre-registration required to attend. The sponsored education session will be hosted on IPMI’s platform, with content provided by Blink.

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Free Learning Lab: From the Experts: How To Unlock Your EV Stations Revenue Potential Free Learning Lab presented by Blink

Free to all industry professionals, pre-registration required to attend. The sponsored education session will be hosted on IPMI’s platform, with content provided by Blink.

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Free Learning Lab: Stay Ahead of the Game: Attract EV Drivers with Cost Effective EV Charging. Presented by Blink EV Charging

Free Learning Lab: Stay Ahead of the Game: Attract EV Drivers with Cost Effective EV Charging


Presented by Blink

Free to all industry professionals, pre-registration required to attend. The sponsored education session will be hosted on IPMI’s platform, with content provided by Blink.


Summary:

You need to stay ahead of the game. It’s not a matter of IF are EVs coming, it’s a matter of WHEN. Learn if and how you may be able to take advantage of grants, rebates, or other incentive programs in your state to get EV charging stations at little to no cost to you. During this informative session Blink Charging will walk you through what EV charging is, and how to get it set up at your location.

We Make EV Charging Accessible: Blink was founded with the mission to do our part in slowing climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions caused by transportation. Our company always has, and continues to be, a driving force in the EV industry. Paving the way for the growth and adaptation of electric vehicles, Blink continues to offer innovative EV products and business partnerships to drive the industry forward.

Featured Speakers:

Mike Battaglia, Vice President of Sales, brings over 25 years of automotive, technology and sales experience to the Blink family. He holds deep connections throughout the automotive industry and is an expert in building high performing sales teams. Mike Battaglia comes to Blink Charging after a distinguished career at J.D. Power & Associates. During his 15-year career at the company he advanced quickly and held positions ranging from Director of Operational Research to Vice-President of Automotive Retail and Vice President of Sales, among other positions at Toyota and Penske.

 

Isaiah Mouw, CAPP,  CNU-A, Executive Vice President,  REEF Parking has worked in the parking industry for over 14 years and has managed nearly every facet of parking management in a municipal setting. In his role as Executive Vice President of Municipal Operations, Isaiah supports over 125 municipal accounts for REEF Parking. An industry ambassador and frequent public speaker and author, Isaiah serves on the International Parking and Mobility Institute’s (IPMI) Advisory Council as the Co-Chair of the Mobility Task-Force Committee, and also serves on the Board of Directors for the IPMI CAPP Board.  In 2014, Isaiah was awarded the Chairman’s Award from IPMI, and in 2019, Isaiah was once again recognized by IPMI as the Parking Professional of the Year.

 

David Soens, Vice President, Grant Operations, comes to Blink with over a decade of experience in the electric vehicle infrastructure business. He co-founded Oak Energy Partners, an energy company that developed Level 2 charging stations, and U-Go Stations, Inc., where he was instrumental in developing and deploying charging stations in the United States as well as the Cayman Islands. While at U-Go Stations, Mr. Soens spearheaded the Nissan North America Infrastructure Investment Program “No Charge to Charge” and brought clean energy to new charging locations. After Blink acquired U-Go Stations, Mr. Soens brought his passion to our team. He shares Blink’s commitment to sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and clean energy.

 

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MaaS, EV Charging, Cashless Payments Top Trends for 2021

Transportation and technology concept. ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems). Mobility as a service.Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS), electric vehicle (EV) charging, and cashless parking payments are the three top trends we’ll see in transportation this year, according to Global Banking & Finance Review.

“The biggest challenge on all businesses into 2021 will be how they continue to adapt and react to the ever changing new normal we are all experiencing,” says the article published earlier this morning. It goes on to say the top three transportation trends will be:

  • MaaS: With habit changes thanks to COVID lockdowns, better technology, and a desire for simpler planning, MaaS–the ability to plan a journey from start to finish in one place–has found its footing. The development of apps that let people plug in a start and a finish to get a list of transportation options and pay for them all in one place is a big boost.
  • EV charging: More EVs are being sold than ever and forecasts say there will be 42 million charging points worldwide by 2030. Demand for charging plus faster, easier to pay for systems mean chargers are becoming a necessary part of infrastructure.
  • Cashless payment for parking: “Drivers are more self-reliant and empowered than ever before, having adopted technologies that work to make their life increasingly efficient,” says the article–and COVID-19 accelerated a push for contactless on top of cashless. This trend will continue to grow.

Read the whole article here.