The Electric Current Blog

DC Fast Charging Stations are Full Speed Ahead in Washington, D.C.

Electrical Alliance contractor installs first DC Fast Charger on East Coast

DC Fast Charging Stations are bringing more convenience to electric car owners in the Washington, D.C. area thanks to an Electrical Alliance contractor.

ABM Electrical Power Solutions (ABM) is working with eVgo to install DC Fast Charging Stations throughout metropolitan Washington, D.C. DC Fast Chargers add about 50 to 60 miles of range to an electric vehicle in approximately 20 minutes. This is much faster than standard chargers. For normal charging (3 kW), it can take six to eight hours to fully charge. With a Level 2 240-Volt charging station, it can add about 20-30 miles of range in one hour. The company is the only electrical contractor in the area performing this type of installation and was the first to install a DC Fast Charger on the East Coast.

A Presidential Inauguration Calls for the Quality Work of an Electrical Alliance Contractor

Heller Electric installs power for the 11th consecutive ceremony

A job as prestigious at the Presidential Inauguration calls for the work of an Electrical Alliance Contractor, and Heller Electric Company, Inc. (Heller) was happy to oblige for the 11th consecutive time.

Heller began work on the 57th Presidential Inauguration immediately following the 2012 election. The installation included three separate structures for the ceremony: the Presidential Reviewing Stand, Media Stand, and Mayoral Parade Reviewing Stand.

Maryland Governor Visits High-Tech High School to Promote Education Initiatives

JATC donated and installed photovoltaic (PV) system at high school to provide solar energy to the school and serve as an educational tool

The Electrical Alliance has tapped into its electrical expertise to support Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s education initiatives.

The Washington, D.C. Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) donated and installed a PV system at North Point High School in Waldorf, Md. Gov. O’Malley recently visited North Point to promote two education initiatives he proposed in this year’s budget, seeking a high-tech future of education and career readiness.

Electrical Alliance Contractor Works on Metropolitan Washington, D.C.’s Tallest LEED Office Building

The new commercial building at 1812 North Moore Street in Arlington, Va. is 30 feet higher than a football field is long, making it the Washington, D.C. area’s tallest LEED-registered commercial building.

The electrical work on this office project is being performed by Electrical Alliance contractor Dynalectric Company. By working on this LEED building and multiple others, Electrical Alliance contractors are helping the metropolitan area attain the goal of leading the U.S. in LEED-certified buildings. Washington, D.C. tops the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) national ratings, with Virginia and Maryland close behind in the ratings, placing fourth and sixth respectively.