Electric Island

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Electric Island
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Electric Island
Team Organizations Daimler
Portland General Electric
Black and Veatch
Team Leaders Isaac Barrow
Fred Ligouri
Paul Stith
Participating Municipalities Portland OR
Sectors Transportation
Utility
Status Launched
Last Updated August 17, 2022

Summary

Electric Island is located across the street from DTNA headquarters, less than one mile from I-5, and represents the first location specifically designed for medium- and heavy-duty trucks aligned to the blueprint of the West Coast Clean Transit Corridor Initiative (WCCTCI). WCCTCI’s collaboration between nine electric utilities and two government agencies yielded a strategic plan in 2020 to electrify 1,300 miles of I-5 across the three West Coast states to provide publicly available charging for freight and delivery trucks.
The site is designed to keep Electric Island future-proof, allowing the chargers of today to be replaced with new charger technologies of the future, including the planned 1+ megawatt chargers, when they are released. Additional plans for future on-site energy storage, solar power generation, and a product and technology showcase building remain under development.

Electric Island