(Update: April 5, 2022 at 12:15 p.m.) — In a press release on Monday, April 4, the mayor’s office shared that the charging stations announced in Oswego’s January State of the City have been installed and activated.

“Our mission is to strategically position Oswego for success in the long term, and what better way to do that than to embrace the rise in popularity of electric vehicles and to better accommodate our residents who may already have electric vehicles,” said Mayor Billy Barlow. “I’m excited to finally get these charging station installed and in working order and appreciate the assistance from our partners at Livingston Energy Group, National Grid and Omni Renewables to help make this project a reality.”

Mayor Barlow also announced that the city will issue a Request for Proposals for businesses to enter a performance energy contract to conduct large scale energy efficiency upgrades and improvements in the next two years.

OSWEGO, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Mayor Billy Barlow announced on Wednesday the installation of six new electric car charging stations throughout the City of Oswego.

Where will the charging stations go?

The project will spread these charging stations across five different sites:

  • Two locations in Breitbeck Park
  • Crisafulli Ice Rink
  • Fort Ontario Swimming Pool
  • Somewhere along West Second Street

You can see the general location where Mayor Barlow reports these stations will be built on the map below.

Five of these new stations will be level 2 stations, meaning that the vehicles will charge faster and will be free for public use. The sixth station, a level 3 station, will allow cars to fully charge between 30 and 45 minutes and is a joint project between the City of Oswego and New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA). This station will be somewhere on West Second Street.

How are these stations being paid for?

The total cost of the charging stations to the city is around $150,000, but the City of Oswego will use NYSERDA energy incentives to cover much of the cost. The remaining balance of $23,000 will be fully covered by a donation from OMNI Renewables. Michael Francis, President of OMNI Renewables said, “with the City of Oswego’s long-term commitment to upstate New York Community solar projects, we are excited to make this donation for its use towards the purchase and installation of the electric vehicle charging stations located around the city.”

These charging stations are scheduled to be installed this week in partnership with Livingston Energy Group and will open in April 2022.