Windham Mountain, Windham, NY (January 23, 2013) - Electric vehicle drivers can now charge up while they enjoy skiing or riding at Windham Mountain. Over the weekend the resort unveiled an electric vehicle charging station for its guests and staff, making it the first resort in New York State to offer the green amenity.
The new ChargePoint® vehicle charging station is the only charging station in Greene County, NY. It fills a large geographic gap in charging services, which are confined to more urban areas an hour from the resort in Albany, Kingston and Oneonta, NY.
Drivers plug into a ChargePoint station more than 4100 times every day. With 25,000 electric vehicle drivers worldwide, Windham Mountain is now able to offer the service free of charge to a growing number of electric vehicle drivers in the Northeast.
Windham Mountain participated in a New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) program to become a ChargePoint location in New York State. The resort believes that these efforts will lead to significant improvements in local and regional air quality and reductions in the carbon footprint of NYS businesses and institutions.
ChargePoint stations currently dispense more than 812 Megawatt hours (MWh) of electric fuel each month; the annual equivalent of 2,000,000 gallons of gas avoided and 30 million lbs. of Co2 emissions prevented Windham Mountain invested $60,000 in green initiative improvements over the last year in its commitment to environmental sustainability.
The resort has continued its efforts to reduce its environmental impact by retrofitting lighting fixtures and upgrading to an efficient heating and cooling system for its base lodge. Every change implemented over the last year has resulted in a major electrical savings, cutting the resorts energy usage by 30-40%.