Electrification of Transportation Systems Program

Clean Energy Fund (CEF)

This grant fund is for the continued transformation of the electric transportation market in Washington State. The Electrification of Transportation Systems Program (ETS) provides grants to Washington local governments, Tribal Governments, and retail electric utilities for electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Contingent Awardees

Commerce announced $9.8 million in grants from the state’s Clean Energy Fund to fourteen projects that will support eligible applicants in their respective electrification goals and address barriers to infrastructure deployment.

  • City of Anacortes – $28,804 for the installation of level 2 chargers for public and fleet EV charging at City Hall and public library parking lots.
  • City of Bellingham – $1.5 million to install charging stations on city-owned land for public, fleet and workplace use, including DC fast charging stations near on-and-off-ramps to Interstate 5, Level 2 charging stations at established parking locations, and off-grid solar chargers at areas with higher use during summer travel months.
  • City of Tacoma – $597,558 for additional EV charging stations in the downtown area, including both Level 2 and DC fast chargers at sites serving local workplaces and event centers.
  • Clallam County – $67,890 to provide charging stations at the Clallam County Courthouse to serve employees, residents, visitors and county fleet vehicles.
  • Energy Northwest – $1.2 million to install a charging station network along the White Pass Scenic Byway, including stations in Lewis and Yakima counties.
  • Port of Longview – $96,800 to install Level 2 charging stations to support port fleet vehicle charging, paid workplace charging and paid public charging.
  • Port of Seattle – $1.2 million to install DC fast charging EV chargers in the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) transportation networking company/taxi holding lot, providing thousands of end-users with an opportunity to transition to electric vehicles.
  • Puget Sound Energy – $77,762 to install a Level 2 charger serving a shared, light-duty electric vehicle that affordable housing residents may access for transportation in Auburn.
  • Seattle City Light – $600,000 to install battery-integrated EV fast chargers on a city-owned parcel in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle, serving ride hail and taxi drivers, residents of nearby multi-unit dwellings and employees of nearby workplaces.
  • Skagit County – $989,521 to procure and construct shore-side EVSE for a 28-car, 150-passenger battery electric ferry for service to Guemes Island.
  • Snohomish County Public Utility District #1 – $135,582 to install charging stations at a newly-constructed affordable multi-family housing and commercial building serving the formerly homeless in Everett.
  • Snohomish County Public Utility District #1 – $728,780 to install an en-route induction bus charging station as a demonstration project for regional transit agencies and fleets.\
  • Spokane Regional Transportation Council – $2.5 million to install, in a consortium with Avista and member agencies, Level 2 and DC fast charging plugs at 51 strategic locations throughout Spokane County. Chargers will be used for a variety of purposes including public, fleet, workplace and bus charging.
  • Town of Cathlamet – $109,410 to install the only DCFC (Level 3) charger in rural Wahkiakum County, adjacent to State Route 4 and along State Route 409, an important rural highway connecting Washington to Oregon via the Oscar B. toll vehicle ferry.

All of these competitive grant awards are conditional upon execution of final project agreements and performance-based contracts with Commerce. These fourteen conditional awardees were among 37 applications, which together totaled over $25 million in projects.

Additional Information

Need Help?

Contact: Forrest Watkins
Forrest.Watkins@commerce.wa.gov
360-522-3390

For more information about the ETS program and other Clean Energy Fund grants, please contact Forrest Watkins or send an email to CEF@commerce.wa.gov 

If you are interested in hosting a meeting about alternative fuel transportation or other related Commerce programs, please contact Michael Breish at Michael.breish@commerce.wa.gov.

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