Ground Breaking for the Installment of Direct Current Fast Charging Stations

By Kaili Berg

     On Tuesday October 18, Ho-Chunk Gaming in Wisconsin Dells had a ground breaking for the installment of Direct Current Fast Charging stations.

     In 2021, Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells invited the Inertial Electric facilities Director to discuss installing Direct Current Fast Charging, a method of recharging electric vehicle batteries at the casino in Baraboo.

     Unfortunately, the cost was beyond the budget.  However, Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells did not give up and looked for other possible funding opportunities to help drive the project forward.

     WI Clean Cities and Lorrie Lisek assisted in searching for funding partners and eventually Alliant Energy was able to help with finding funding.

     The chargers will be installed at the casino, and include ABB Terra 184s. These are the cutting edge of DCFC and will provide a maximum of 180kW per charger. Full charge in approximately 1 hour.

     This project will help the Ho-Chunk Nation lead the way in electrifying Wisconsin interstates and become an example of best practices for EV charging sites.