The Bureau of Reclamation’s Central California Area Office reminds visitors that two electric vehicle charging stations are available to the public at New Melones Lake – the first stations at any Reclamation facility. These are state-of-the-art Level 2 charging stations made by ClipperCreek, Inc.
The charging stations are located at the Glory Hole Recreation Area’s Ironhorse Campground and in the Tuttletown Recreation Area’s Lupine Day Use Area. Both recreation areas require payment of a user fee for use of recreation amenities. Once the user fee is paid, there will be no additional fee to charge electric vehicles using the charging station.
In 2007, California Assembly Bill 118 created the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, which authorized the California Energy Commission to “develop and deploy alternative and renewable fuels and advanced transportation technologies to help attain the state’s climate change policies.”
In 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance, to “establish an integrated strategy toward sustainability in the federal government and to make the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions a priority for federal agencies.”
Funds for the charging units were obtained by a grant from the California Energy Commissioner together with ClipperCreek.
Reclamation is the largest wholesale water supplier and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the United States, with operations and facilities in the 17 Western States. Its facilities also provide substantial flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife benefits. Visit our website at www.usbr.gov and follow us on Twitter @USBR.
About ClipperCreek, Inc.
Founded in 2006 by Jason France, ClipperCreek is a worldwide leader in Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE). The company offers a wide range of products designed to be the safest, most innovative, and grid-ready EV charging stations on the market. All ClipperCreek products are Made in America. For more information, please visit www.clippercreek.com.