Powered By Electricity Event Coming to UWRF

The third annual Powered by Electricity is Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at North Hall, 410 S. 3rd St., River Falls. It will be both outside the building and in the North Hall Auditorium on second floor. Food will also be available for purchase.

Electric vehicles (EVs) will be available to test drive, along with roundtable discussions at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Attendees can learn more at electric cooperative information stations as well as watch demonstrations of electric tools and equipment. Children’s and family activities will also be offered. A session on residential solar and battery storage is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. in the auditorium. 

“Events like this help us prepare ourselves and also our community for a more sustainable future,” said Mark Klapatch-Mathias, coordinator of the UW-River Falls Sustainability Office.

The event is a partnership with UW-River Falls and the St. Croix Electric Cooperative, Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services, and also Hope for Creation. It is part also of National Drive Electric Week. This is a nationwide effort to raise awareness about the benefits of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. 

Powered by Electricity is a great opportunity for people to learn about electric vehicles and tools, according to Rob Dooley, president and CEO of St. Croix Electric Cooperative.

“We often get questions about EVs and this offers an opportunity for attendees to test drive a variety of vehicles and see if an EV is right for them,” Dooley said.

For more information about the event, call 715-425-4333 or email sustainability@uwrf.edu