On Aug. 31, Bemidji State University’s Sustainability Office and the Northwest Clean Energy Resource Team are sponsoring a pair of events for members of the community and energy professionals to learn more about electric vehicles and their use in northern Minnesota.
Bemidji State will host a meeting of the Association of Energy Service Professionals from 10:30 a.m-2 p.m., and a public event to provide information on electric vehicles will take place on campus from 2-4 p.m. There is a $20 registration fee to attend the morning meeting, while the afternoon event is free and open to all.
“For those who have questions about electric vehicles, wonder if electric vehicles work in northern Minnesota, or if you want to meet other local electric vehicle owners, this day is for you,” said Anna Carlson, coordinator of the Northwest Clean Energy Resource Team and assistant director of BSU’s Sustainability Office.
The events continue an increased focus on electric vehicle use in Bemidji. In July, Bemidji State and partners at North Country Electrical Services, Inc., Otter Tail Power Company and the city of Bemidji unveiled electric vehicle charging stations and related equipment at three locations in Bemidji.
Association of Energy Service Professionals
BSU will host a meeting of the Association of Energy Service Professionals, which aims to connect individuals and their communities to the resources necessary to identify and implement community-based clean energy projects. This event is open to the public; a $20 registration fee includes lunch.
The Bemidji community is invited to join BSU’s Sustainability Office and the Northwest Clean Energy Resource Teams a free event to learn about electric vehicles and charging stations on campus from 2-4 p.m. Clean Energy Resource Teams are a statewide partnership that helps connect individuals and their communities to resources they need to identify and implement community-based clean energy projects. The event will feature local electric vehicle owners, power utility representatives, members of BSU’s Sustainability Office and others.
- Anna Carlson, coordinator, Northwest Clean Energy Resource Teams; BSU assistant director of sustainability; (218) 755-2979, firstname.lastname@example.org
- BSU Sustainability Office: http://www.bemidjistate.edu/offices/sustainability/
- Registration: AESP meeting: https://aespbemidji.eventbrite.com
- Registration: Electric vehicle event: https://nwcertev.eventbrite.com
Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. A member of the Minnesota State system, Bemidji State offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. Bemidji State has an enrollment of approximately 5,000 students and a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding.