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Rural Sustainability – EV Charging Stations

August 11, 2022 @ 5:30 pm 10:00 pm CDT

Rural Sustainability FlyerWhen: August 11 at 5:30 p.m.

Where: 500 Main Street, Osawatomie, KS.

Why: The City of Osawatomie is excited to announce a ribbon-cutting ceremony dedicated to Osawatomie’s first set of charging stations made possible through grant funding by Metropolitan Energy Center. The ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. on August 11th at 500 Main Street.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will mark the beginning of multiple charging station installations throughout the town. For Osawatomie, sustainability initiatives made possible by this grant are just the beginning for their town. City Manager Mike Scanlon says, “It’s nice to be at the front-end of rural economic development regarding EV chargers and vehicles. With the recent announcement of the Panasonic Battery Plant in De Soto, I believe as a community; we are perfectly placed to leverage the benefits of these new technologies. I believe we can become a national leader in rural sustainability – the field is ours to grab.”


The event will feature:

Nick Hampton, Mayor of Osawatomie

Jeff Bender, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks

Mike Scanlon, City Manager, City of Osawatomie

Miriam Bouallegue, Program Manager, Metropolitan Energy Center

At Metropolitan Energy Center, we are excited to partner with the City of Osawatomie to increase the air quality to create healthier and happier communities by supporting electric vehicles. Osawatomie is one of eight cities and businesses partnering with MEC under a $5.2 million grant through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Low Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Vehicle Technologies Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment program for electric vehicles and charging stations.