FALMOUTH, Mass. – Recently, business and community members attended Falmouth’s ‘Plug Into Spring’ event to celebrate the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL). During the event, Selectwoman Susan Moran, Jeffrey Fernandez, Vice President of Operations at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and representatives from Eversource, WHOI and MBL spoke on the development of EV infrastructure and its benefits to Massachusetts and Falmouth area. The Eversource EV Charging Station program is helping to increase access to electric vehicles by covering all electrical infrastructure costs needed for the stations. As part of their commitment to saving customers money and energy, Eversource manages the process from start to finish. In turn, participating businesses only have to purchase and install the charging equipment. “In Massachusetts, more than 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions come from the transportation sector,” said Eversource Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer Penni Conner. “We are actively working with municipalities and companies across the state to address this issue by installing more EV charging stations and connecting them with energy saving solutions. With the added convenience and access, we hope that more motorists will make the switch to electric vehicles.” “As a blue economy and the capital of the scientific oceanographic community, we are stewards of the ocean and its resources, and are committed to being sustainable and bettering our environment,” said Selectwoman Moran. “Thanks to Eversource, we are able to further this commitment with the installation of the EV charging stations and promote that a future of cleaner air is achievable.” WHOI installed four EV charging stations. Two are at the Institution’s Clark Lot at 360 Woods Hole Road, and two are in its parking lot located at 49A School Street. MBL installed two charging stations in its Swope Center parking lot at 5 North Street. Eversource’s EV charging station program covers all electrical infrastructure costs needed for the stations and manages the process from start to finish. In turn, participating businesses only have to purchase and install the charging equipment. For more information on Eversource’s EV charging station program, please visit www.eversource.com About Eversource’s Electrical Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Program To help Massachusetts’ achieve its goal of having 300,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2025, Eversource has committed to install nearly 3,500 individual EV ports up to 400 locations across Massachusetts by 2020, 10 percent of those in environmental justice communities. The commitment also includes the installation of 67 DC fast-charging stations along major roadways. Eversource expects the program to lead to one of the largest networks of charging stations in the country. For more information on Eversource’s EV charging station program, please visit www.eversource.com About Eversource Eversource (NYSE: ES) transmits and delivers electricity, natural gas and water to 1.7 million customers throughout Massachusetts. This includes approximately 1.4 million electric customers in 140 communities, 300,000 gas customers in 51 communities, and 19,500 water customers in five communities. Recognized as the top U.S. utility for its energy efficiency programs by the sustainability advocacy organization Ceres, Eversource harnesses the commitment of about 8,000 employees across three states to build a single, united company around the mission of safely delivering reliable energy and water with superior customer service. For more information, please visit our website (www.eversource.com) and follow us on Twitter (@eversourceMA) and Facebook (facebook.com/EversourceMA). About Marine Biological Laboratory The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is dedicated to scientific discovery – exploring fundamental biology, understanding marine biodiversity and the environment, and informing the human condition through research and education. Founded in Woods Hole, Massachusetts in 1888, the MBL is a private, nonprofit institution and an affiliate of the University of Chicago. About Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is a private, non-profit organization on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, dedicated to marine research, engineering, and higher education. Its primary mission is to understand the ocean and its interaction with the Earth as a whole, and to communicate this understanding for the benefit of society. For more information, please visit www.whoi.edu.