At MacDill Air Force Base and Joint Base Andrews, The Michaels Organization and TRO Energy Solutions are partnering to deliver in-home electric vehicle charging stations. The charging station pilot-program will be the first of its kind at the two military housing communities.

The first charger installations were completed this month at the two installations, providing Level 2 EV charging equipment. The equipment will be maintained by TRO Energy Solutions, a Virginia-based clean energy company.

“Michaels is delighted to partner with TROES to provide this incredible amenity for our military residents,” said Quinlan Melvin, Director of Investment Management at The Michaels Organization. “This is a huge step forward for the electrification goals of the military that simultaneously supports Michaels’ efforts in providing convenient and reliable housing for our nation’s heroes.”

Michaels elected to launch the program in response to resident feedback, ensuring high-quality service and a commitment to meeting energy-savings goals. Innovative solutions to meet the needs of servicemembers and their families are at the heart of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative.

The MHPI program ensures military housing providers like The Michaels Organization can implement solutions through private partnerships, helping reach Department of Defense (DOD) energy goals.

Military housing providers have made sustainability a priority. Groundbreaking solutions like rolling out electric vehicle chargers around the country have been paired with widespread efforts to reduce energy usage and support our military’s readiness. Military Housing Association member companies are dedicated to meeting energy conservation goals set by the DOD to help ensure energy independence for the Armed Services. MHA members have improved more than 30,000 homes with energy efficiency upgrades and are always seeking new sustainable and innovative solutions.

Michaels owns and manages more than 18,000 privatized military homes and has been a partner of the DOD since 2004. The new charging stations represent their commitment to improving and modernizing their military housing portfolio in concert with resident needs.