I agree that Silverton would be a better location than Ouray plus Purgatory. Ouray is too close to Montrose (35 miles) and Purgatory is too close to Durango (27 miles). I suppose, however, that the close distances make for additional redundancy since if one site is full or down one could continue to the next.GRA wrote: ↑Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:43 pmSome of the state-financed sites have also been moved, e.g. Conifer is now apparently going to be in Indian Hills, while the state site which was to be in Silverton has apparently been split into two, at Ouray and Purgatory Resort instead. I thought Silverton was a good choice, located in between high passes both north and south of it, but the new sites are spaced better and on both north and south sides of the group of three passes. This splitting into two may be why the total # of state sites increased from 33 to 34.
One indication that the site is possibly state-financed is that they all have (at least) two CCS/CHAdeMO chargers, and IIRC the sites had to have the necessary electrical capacity to double the number of chargers if/when needed.
Tiny Ouray, population about 900, would certainly like having a DCFC site, being a major tourist town (had a crazy busy summer). Of course, if these sites are as silly expensive as the Montrose one is, they won't get used much.
The Montrose station still has stall 2 Available and stall 1 as Unavailable, despite the ChargePoint map showing both active. I wonder if, when someone plugs-in to 2, then 1 goes active? Can't figure out what's going on.