Harrah’s Unveils Electric Vehicle Charging Stations At Northern Nevada Casino Properties
Reno, NV, Aug. 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Harrah’s Reno, along with Harrah’s and Harveys Lake Tahoe, have announced the installation of state-of-the-art electric vehicle charging stations at all three hotel casino properties. A grand opening celebration with Nevada Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki, Harrah’s and Schneider Electric management representatives, and other local dignitaries, is scheduled for Friday afternoon, Aug. 16, at the Harrah’s Reno charging stations beginning at 2 p.m. The new charging stations are located on the north side of the casino property at the intersection of North Center Street and Commercial Row.
As the world's most diverse casino-entertainment company, Caesars Entertainment Corporation continues to lead the way in environmental stewardship with eight newly-installed stations at Harrah’s Reno and another eight stations located at its Lake Tahoe properties. CodeGreen, Caesars Entertainment’s comprehensive approach to sustainability, is the key driver in the company’s commitment to provide tangible low-carbon solutions to reduce water, energy and waste consumption at all Caesars resorts. The deployment of EV charging stations at its establishments is designed to encourage cleaner transportation and the broader use of renewable energy. Access to the charging stations is free to the public.
“We are excited to pilot the electric vehicle charging stations for Caesars Entertainment and to be partnering with Schneider Electric in this important sustainability project,” says John Koster, Regional President for Caesars operations in northern Nevada and Laughlin. “Harrah’s properties in northern Nevada are the perfect locations to launch yet another facet of CodeGreen and further our company’s commitment to sustainability and responsible environmental practices.”
The charging stations are supplied by Schneider Electric’s EVlink™, a technology which allows guests a convenient way to charge electric vehicles. The EVlink is a clean and simple design, with a LCD screen that displays instructions, status and usage information offering an exceptional charging experience. It is ChargePoint® network enabled, and delivers a robust, reliable network giving users real-time notifications from the EVlink station during charging. The outdoor charging stations are UL listed and have SAE J1772 compliance ensuring compatibility with any electric vehicle entering the market today. The EV project builds off existing work Schneider Electric has in place with Caesars properties for building automation, electrical distribution and other solutions to maximize building efficiency and reduce operating costs across the entire lifecycle of their facilities.
“This is a continuation of Schneider Electric’s long history of providing innovative, efficiency solutions to Caesars Entertainment and we’re excited to partner with them again to provide their guests simple and convenient EVlink charging stations at premier destinations,” says Mike Calise, director, Electric Vehicles, Schneider Electric. “This deployment answers the needs of EV drivers, enabling efficient travel and allowing them the flexibility to charge outside the home at their favorite destinations. We applaud Caesars Entertainment's overall commitment to a sustainability mission and worked closely with them on an EV readiness plan. By deploying EVlink charging infrastructure, they invite prospective buyers to make EV purchase decisions knowing they can charge at a premier travel and gaming destination.”
Lt. Governor Krolicki, along with representatives from Harrah’s and Schneider Electric, will be available for interviews at the grand opening event.
About Caesars’ CodeGreen
Caesars Entertainment believes that the problems facing the planet demand real action today. The company’s CodeGreen initiative provides tangible low-carbon solutions to reduce water, energy and waste consumption at all Caesars resorts. CodeGreen enhances the first-class experience of Caesars Entertainment guests, creating healthier, cleaner communities around the world. More than 200 Caesars Entertainment employees have completed Caesars’ CodeGreen Meetings & Events Certification training program.
CodeGreen has won more than 50 prestigious environmental awards and certifications, including the Silver IMEX Green Supplier Award and nine Travelife Gold property certifications. For further information on CodeGreen and to view Caesars Entertainment’s sustainability report visit www.caesars.com/codegreen or visit the CodeGreen blog at www.codegreen.harrahsblogs.com. Be a part of the conversation on Twitter by following @cetcodegreen (#caesarscodegreen), and liking us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CaesarsEntertainmentCodeGreen.
Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world's most diversified casino-entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 75 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions, and now operates casinos on four continents. The company's resorts operate primarily under the Caesars®, Harrah's® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars also owns the World Series of Poker® and the London Clubs International family of casinos. Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence, and technology leadership. Caesars Entertainment is committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognize the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com.