Sen. Kissel Works with Federal Officials to Support Enfield Company

September 3, 2010

Initiated meeting with Congressman Courtney and Control Module Inc. to discuss federal energy funds

State Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield), Congressman Joe Courtney and local officials today met with Control Module, Inc. executives to discuss the company’s goals and priorities and to pursue opportunities for federal energy grants. Control Module Inc. (CMI), headquartered in Enfield, is a leader in electric vehicle supply equipment and holds over 94 worldwide and US patents. Control Module Inc. contacted Sen. Kissel for assistance in setting up a meeting with Congressman Courtney to discuss emerging federal legislation and grant opportunities for electric vehicle infrastructure programs.

“Today’s meeting was a great start,” said Sen. Kissel. “Control Module is on the cutting edge of technology and it’s exciting that a company right here in Enfield has the opportunity to lead the way in a developing field. With the right state and federal support, Control Module will continue to grow and flourish. Just today Governor Rell announced a goal of 25,000 electric vehicles on state roads by 2020 and the availability of electric vehicle charging stations is an important part of this goal.”

Two California companies who also supply electric vehicle charging stations were recently recipients of $130 million in federal grants as part of an energy bill. While CMI was not able to acquire any of those funds, Congressman Courtney committed to work with them to seek further federal grant opportunities.

“It was a timely and informative session,” said James S. Bianco, Chairman and Chief Technical Officer of CMI.

“Control Module is at the forefront of the electric vehicle economy. Our innovations in Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment will enable safer and more rapid adoption of electric vehicles. CMI’s PowerSharing eliminates the need for electric car buyers to spend up to $4000 in new electric service, ensuring an easier path to electric car charging and advancing the goal of more electric vehicles off the ground. We appreciate the support from our state and federal officials, and their insights and comments on how our company can gain assistance from federal electric vehicle funding.”

Congressman Courtney said Congress would be going back into session Sept. 14th and he committed to co-sponsor legislation that creates a new source of energy funding.

“I was very happy to play a lead role in spearheading this meeting and pleased that Congressman Courtney responded to my request,” said Sen. Kissel. “Control Module is a wonderful corporate citizen and I look forward to seeing them continue to succeed and grow in the future.”