Shorepower expands electrification network

| 7/3/2013

The dog days of summer are near and Shorepower Technologies could not have chosen a better time to announce the expansion of its network by adding seven more truck stops.

Shorepower currently has 63 sites in 30 states with 1,800 electrified spaces. The company’s goal is to build and operate 250 locations with 10,000 spaces in the next five years, according to Alan Bates, Shorepower’s vice president of marketing.

Below is a list of the truck stops recently opened featuring Shorepower’s pedestals, which provide 120-volt or 208-volt power sources for truckers to plug into for around $1 per hour.

  • Flying J - Elkton, Md. – 24 plugs-ins and five refrigeration unit connections.
  • Detroiter Travel Center Woodhaven, Mich. - 24 plugs-ins and six refrigeration unit connections.
  • Champlain Truck Center –  Champlain, N.Y. - 24 plug-ins and two refrigeration unit connections.
  • 21B Travel Plaza – West Coxsackie, N.Y. - 24 plug-ins and six refrigeration unit connections.
  • Flying J Travel Plaza – Dallas, Texas - 12 plug-ins.
  • Flying J - Ruther Glen, Va. - 24 plug-ins and five refrigeration unit connections.
  • George Truck Stop - George, Wash. 12 plug-ins. 

For new users, Shorepower is offering a free first-time trial for cab-power only. Those interested should call 888-841-3137 or visit and enter the promotional code SPTNEW1.

“While this summer is not expected to be as hot as the last three, forecasters are still expecting temperatures in the southern and western United States to be higher than normal,” said Bates in a release. “Truckers who are looking for ways to stay cool this summer without idling their truck engines or running diesel-powered APUs, shore power can offer an alternative.”

As part of the STEP – or Shorepower Truck Electrification Project – funded by the Department of Energy, the company electrified 13 travel plazas in the past six months, and a total of 50 locations in the past few years as part of the STEP program.

The STEP project is administered by Oregon-based Cascade Sierra Solutions.

Cascade Sierra has provided more than $10 million in purchase rebates “for idle reduction equipment to vehicle owners who committed to using the STEP network to reduce their fuel consumption,” according to the Shorepower release.