As part of their “Charge At Work” initiative, Holy Cross Energy is asking the Pitkin County board of commissioners Tuesday for approval to install four electric vehicle charging ports in Buttermilk’s parking lot.
Holy Cross said the parking lot, at the intersection of Owl Creek Road and Highway 82, provides high visibility and easy commuter access.
The possible four dual charging ports would allow up to eight cars to plug in.
If the board approves the plan, Holy Cross Energy will cover the $62,000 it would take to install, activate and manage the charging ports.
Holy Cross Energy officials said ten percent of the state’s electric vehicle sales occur in their service area, so the need for charging stations is on the rise.
Basalt Town Hall and Aspen High School currently have charging stations. Future locations could include the Basalt Library and Brush Creek Park.
Officials said since not all residents have charging capabilites at their homes, Holy Cross Energy wants to increase the number of electric vehicle charging stations available for people to charge cars while they are at work.