March 29, 2022

City of Mechanicville Celebrates First EV Charging Station

The Chamber was happy to take part in a ribbon cutting for the Livingston Energy Group and the City of Mechanicville on Friday, March 25th.

Michelle Duell, Director, Mechanicville District Public Library worked closely with her Board to bring the stations to the facility. “Our libraries strive to bring our community together by providing a variety of resources to those we serve. By offering EV charging, we hope drivers will use their dwell time in the library, engage in the robust programming we have, and support nearby businesses. Working with Livingston Energy made it easy to turn the idea to bring EV charging technology to the library into a reality in a surprisingly short time frame. We were amazed to see that on the first day we powered the stations on we had a driver plug in!”

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner commended the library for this commitment to renewable alternatives: “In order for New York to transition to renewable resources for transportation we must make sure communities have the infrastructure necessary for incorporating these technologies into our lives. Libraries excel at adapting to meet the needs of our communities and while we don’t typically associate libraries with technological innovations, this is a great example of a library meeting their mission to provide a service for the public in a way that will benefit all of us into the future. I was delighted to secure funding for EV applications in last year’s budget and am fighting for
additional funding this year that will help us realize these critical advancements toward new energy.”

“Through our Make Ready Incentives, communities can significantly reduce the costs of adopting EV infrastructure,” says Melany Putman, Program Manager Government & Community Relations, NYSEG. “The program granted the library over $10,000 for infrastructure costs for this project.” We encourage those interested to review the electric vehicle Make Ready program information on the NYSEG website to see how easy it is to qualify for project support.

“Livingston Energy is dedicated to making the process of adding electric vehicle infrastructure simple and affordable,” said Will DeRuve, Director of Sales. “EV drivers who do not charge their vehicles at home, tend to refuel places that fit into their day. Locations like the Mechanicville Library encourage drivers to spend their time engaging with the community.”

Livingston Energy is being honored as a Good News Award Recipient on April 13th at the River Stone Manor, LLC.


All ribbon cuttings are sponsored by Saratoga National Bank and Trust Company.