U.S. Army Garrison Eisenhower and Georgia Power, a subsidiary of the Southern Company, have joined forces in a strategic partnership to accelerate the access, adoption, and usage of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure throughout the installation.
Under the utility privatization (UP) contract with Fort Eisenhower, Georgia Power will take charge of owning, maintaining, and managing the EV infrastructure and charging program. The initial phase of this collaboration aims to implement EV charging infrastructure at 14 strategic locations within Fort Eisenhower, promoting the adoption of electric vehicles. The construction phase of the project, estimated to cost $1.6 million, is set to commence by the end of 2023.
This investment is part of the broader utility privatization contract, where Georgia Power serves as the owner of Fort Eisenhower’s electric utility system. By accelerating electric framework investments through this collaboration, Fort Eisenhower aims to address evolving energy needs while concurrently reducing its carbon footprint.
The introduction of new electric infrastructure comes with various benefits, notably an increased availability of EV charging stations to support the requirements of government vehicles assigned to and entering Fort Eisenhower. This initiative aligns with broader sustainability goals, aiming to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, minimize greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to the resiliency and decarbonization efforts of the Department of Defense installations, in adherence to the requirements of Executive Order 14057.
The partnership between U.S. Army Garrison Eisenhower and Georgia Power represents a significant step towards creating a more sustainable and energy-efficient environment, advancing the adoption of electric vehicles within military installations. This strategic collaboration not only supports the Army’s commitment to sustainability but also demonstrates a proactive approach to meeting the changing energy landscape.