Unique ‘Electric Island’ Public Charging Station Receives Fast Company ‘Innovation by Design’ Awards | Business
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Sep 28, 2021–
As the first large capacity public charging station for medium and heavy commercial electric vehicles (EVs), “Electric Island” in Portland, Ore., Received an honorable mention in the sustainability category of Fast business 2021 magazine “Innovation by Design” award.
Building on the power of creativity and collaboration as the market for battery-powered electric truck models accelerates, Electric Island – opened in April 2021 near the Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) headquarters – has begun as a collaboration between the truck manufacturer and Portland General Electric (PGE). Black & Veatch, a global leader in EV infrastructure, has completed the design, engineering and construction of the project.
Designed to handle a megawatt level load, at a rate four times faster than most of today’s fast charging options, the power island design also incorporates flexibility as a load test bench . Plans for future on-site energy storage, solar power generation and a product and technology showcase building are under development. Electric Island is a proving ground for innovation and scalability for various chargers, grid integration and reliability to meet the demands of commercial fleets.
As one of the industry’s most sought-after design awards, Fast business The Innovation by Design competition, now in its 10th year, rewards creative work at the intersection of design, business and innovation, recognizing the people, companies and trends who have consistently pushed design forward. at the forefront of the business conversation.
Judges include renowned designers from various disciplines, business leaders from some of the world’s most innovative companies, and Fast business writers and editors. Entries are judged on the key principles of innovation: functionality, originality, beauty, sustainability, user knowledge and cultural and business impact.
“As countries, businesses and communities around the world pursue ambitious decarbonization goals, Electric Island represents what the future of electrified transportation can and will look like,” said Paul Stith, Director of Global Transportation Initiatives at Black & Veatch. “This recognition by Fast business says we’re on the right track to breaking down infrastructure barriers through teamwork and innovation.
“Design is not just a beauty contest,” said Stephanie Mehta, Fast business the editor of. “This is something that can change the world and create solutions at a time when we face pressing global issues such as systemic racism, climate change and a global pandemic. Many of these entries present these challenges while offering hope for the future through their unwavering commitment to uplifting design. “
About Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch is a global employee-owned engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with over 100 years of experience in sustainable infrastructure innovation. Since 1915, we’ve helped our clients improve the lives of people around the world by ensuring the resilience and reliability of our most important infrastructure assets. Our revenues in 2020 exceeded US $ 3.0 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and on social networks.
About Fast Company
Fast Company is the only media brand fully dedicated to the vital intersection of business, innovation and design, engaging the most influential leaders, companies and thinkers on the future of business. The editor-in-chief is Stéphanie Mehta. New York-based Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, along with our sister publication, Inc., and can be viewed online at fastcompany.com.
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