Puget Sound Energy Opens New EV Charging Station at Port of Anacortes


Puget Sound Energy (PSE), a member of the National Electric Highway Coalition, partnered with the Port of Anacortes to bring a new electric vehicle (EV) charging station to the port’s Cap Santa Marina.

The new station, opened in early March, will be maintained by PSE and features two DC fast charging ports and four Level 2 charging ports that can charge most types of electric cars, trucks, and SUVs.

The station is located at the marina and will be open 24/7 to all drivers, regardless of whether they are PSE customers. The DC fast chargers can fully charge an EV in less than an hour. PSE’s Up & Go Electric program supported installation of the station.

“PSE is proud to partner with the Port of Anacortes as we both work to be responsible stewards of public resources and our environments,” said Aaron August, PSE senior vice president and chief customer and transformation officer. “The growing demand for electric charging stations in the Puget Sound region has continued over the last several years. This charging station is part of our ongoing effort toward providing much needed charging infrastructure, while also expanding transportation electrification benefits throughout the region.”

The installment is the fifth charging station PSE is planning to open across its service territory, with two others opening this spring.

In addition to these stations, EV chargers are currently being installed at workplaces, multifamily residences, and fleets through other Up & Go Electric programs.

“We are pleased to partner with PSE to bring this public amenity to marina customers and to our community,” said John Dumas, interim executive director at the Port of Anacortes. “Sustainability is key to our mission, and the electric charging station is an exciting new part of the port’s enduring work to support a healthy environment and a high quality of life in Anacortes and the region.”

The port’s charging station and all of PSE’s Up & Go Electric public charging stations are matched with 100-percent renewable energy via PSE’s Green Power program. To learn more about EVs and Up & Go Electric, visit pse.com/electricvehicles.