ANDERSON, S.C. — The grand opening of the state’s first truck stop electrification project will be held at 2:00 p.m. today at the Anderson Auto Truck Plaza located at the intersection of Interstate 85 and Highway 81 (Exit 27).
The S.C. Energy Office, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control and IdleAire Technologies Corporation along with officials in North Carolina and Georgia partnered to install IdleAire Technologies Corporation’s Advanced Travel Center Electrification at 160 truck parking spaces along the I-85 corridor in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia.
A $1.5 million State Technologies Advancement Collaborative (STAC) grant from the U.S. Department of Energy has funded the project, the only transportation project out of 11 applications awarded nationwide.
Invited guests include David Garman, Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy and Tom Badgett, Chief Information Officer for IdleAire. Following comments by keynote speakers, the system will be available for demonstrations.
South Carolina has about 85 truck stops with an estimated 9,300 total parking spaces. More than one-third of South Carolina’s truck stops are located along or in close proximity to the I-85 corridor.
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