Nuclear power plant installs electric vehicle charging stations

Plant Farley

The Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala., unveiled dual charging stations for ten electric and/or plug-in hybrid vehicles for energy-conscious employees to charge their vehicles while they work.

"Charging an electric vehicle at home currently costs about $1 for 35 miles of energy," said Site Design Engineer Matthew Budraitis. "Workplace charging makes driving electric convenient and more financially attractive. It also helps vehicles with smaller battery packs travel more miles in a day."

Southern Co. leadership at Plant Farley made the decision to install the charging stations based on requests from employees. The stations are the first to be installed at the company's three nuclear sites.

"Our mission is to generate clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy, and our company is a national leader in promoting the importance of America's energy mix," said Site Vice President Cheryl Gayheart. "We're glad to make this investment and provide cost-saving and environmental benefits for our workers and the community. I am hopeful more workers will take advantage of our company's incentives for electric vehicles as well as other incentives at the state and federal levels."

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