Northeast Power Commissions EV Charging Station Study – Muddy River News

HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative recently retained Growth Services Group, a national market research consulting firm, to conduct an electric vehicle charging station study for the eight member cooperatives in the Northeast service territory. Power.

The market assessment reviewed data related to providing access to rural EV charging stations for Northeast Power’s service territory. The data will lead to new strategies for a long-term sustainable initiative to work with stakeholders to place EV charging stations throughout Northeast Power’s service territory.

In a press release, Growth Services Group CEO Corey Mehaffy said, “GSG believes that Northeast Power and its member cooperatives are uniquely positioned to provide this service in rural areas.”

In phase one of the study, GSG identified the service territories and number of members in each of the eight cooperatives served by Northeast Power. GSG then extracted traffic count/travel pattern data to include a 150-mile radius of Northeast Power’s service territory. GSG analyzed the data to determine the highest traffic counts, amenities, and top sites for electric vehicle charging station locations.

“The main objective of this assessment was to provide innovative, logical and strategic recommendations that the organization can use to make key decisions for the specific location of electric vehicle charging stations in the service territory,” said Mehaffy. “The GSG team is committed to providing the organization with actionable strategies for implementation based on current trends and assets in the region.”

GSG identified existing charging stations located within a 150-mile radius of the eight cooperative service territories. GSG has also identified locations for charging stations that offer additional services for people while charging vehicles. Where possible, the criteria focused on being located near other services such as hospitality, health care, tourist/event attractions, or higher education facilities.

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GSG submitted a master report for the entire Northeast Power service territory to include the results of the study and an executive summary. The report includes recommendations on at least one potential location within each of the eight cooperative service territories. The report also includes recommendations on potential co-location or nearby offerings.

Michael Scheib, CEO/General Manager of Tri-County Electric Cooperative added, “The secret to success is being ready when the opportunity presents itself. The data that GSG has collected and assembled for Northeast Power will allow its distribution cooperatives to strategically place charging stations that will benefit our membership and beyond.”

Northeast Power’s mission is to provide its members with safe, reliable and affordable electricity and value-added services. To learn more about the organization, visit

Growth Services Group is a national workforce intelligence research and consulting firm in Hannibal. Since its creation in 1994, GSG has carried out consulting and research projects for hundreds of clients. To learn more about the organization, visit

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