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Kit Carson Coop Completes Installation Of Charging Stations

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) has announced the completion of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations installations in northern New Mexico. The project was funded by the American Rescue Plan Act appropriated to the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT).

The new fast-charging EV charging stations can be found here:

  • Shuter Library of Angel Fire, Angel Fire
  • Red River Convention
  • Center, Red River
  • El Rito Northern New Mexico
  • College, El Rito
  • Picuris Administration Building, Penasco
  • Questa Village Hall, Questa
  • Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa, Oja Caliente
  • Taos Plaza, Taos

According to a release, KCEC began establishing EV charging stations throughout its service area in 2019 as part of its plan to be among the cleanest, most cost-effective electric cooperatives in America. With the new charging sites, KCEC has 36 total EV charging stations, with 58 charging points, and will expand its contribution toward New Mexico’s statewide objective to reduce

The release goes on to say KCEC is also looking to expand its EV charging station footprint. The EV grant award and its successful project implementation are the latest in a string of milestones KCEC is meeting in partnership with its wholesale power provider, Guzman Energy, including achieving 100 percent daytime solar power.

“We want to thank the NMDOT for their commitment to partner with KCEC to provide our members with expanded clean energy economy services that improve quality of life and economic opportunity in our region,” said Luis A. Reyes, Jr., CEO of KCEC. “We are grateful to our engineering and installation teams for their hard work driving these projects to completion and are happy to say to our community and our valued New Mexico tourism visitors that we are open for expanded EV charging business!”