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Beta installs electric charging stations at Augusta Regional
Installation of four chargers positions the airport to support operations and recharge of all types of electric vehicle, both air and ground based, powering the next generation of transportation in Georgia.
Augusta is now home to Georgia's first electric-aircraft charging station.
Read this story in our April 2023 printed issue.

Augusta Regional airport in Georgia has unveiled the commissioning and installation of its first electric charging stations, installed in partnership with Beta Technologies and Georgia Power. The charging stations are located at multiple sites on the airport, one inside the airfield fence to enable aircraft charging and three dual-port chargers in the short term and general aviation parking lots, designated for electric ground vehicles.

The chargers are designed by Beta to be multimodal and interoperable, so are compatible with various types of electric aircraft as well as electric ground vehicles. Installed by Beta and powered by Georgia Power, the level 3 airside charger supports fast charging up to 350kW. These installations represent Beta's first charging stations in Georgia and the first in the southeast region of the US.

“We are proud to be leading the way in preparing our airport, community and the State of Georgia to accommodate the new electric aircraft, ground service equipment and aerospace technologies,” says airport executive director Herbert Judon. “We are thankful to our public and private partners, Beta Technologies and Georgia Power, for their support in this historic endeavour. We are also grateful for GDOT's continuing support of our airport and efforts to grow and improve.”

“We've seen nearly every mode of transportation go electric over the past decade, and aviation is next,” adds Beta team member Nate Ward. “In order to support this shift to electrification, we need to make sure charging infrastructure is as reliable and accessible as possible. We are thrilled to have forward-looking partners like the Augusta Regional airport and Georgia Power invest in infrastructure that will support operations today and for generations to come.”

Georgia Power regional vice president Jason Cuevas says: “Access to infrastructure and new technology are essential as we work closely with our customers to meet their clean energy goals through electric transportation and build the future of energy together.”

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