Nevada regulators allow utilities to own EV charging stations
Written by Robert Walton, utilitydive.com, May 15, 2018
- The Nevada Public Utilities Commission last week settled a big question for the state’s bourgeoning electric vehicle industry, allowing NV Energy to own and operate charging stations and to include them in its rate base.
- Regulators created an Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration Program and directed the utility to set aside $15 million to develop stations. Most of the funding would go toward a program aimed at reducing range anxiety, the Nevada Electric Highway.
- Consumer advocates maintain the charging pilot oversteps the intent of the legislation that authorized it, Senate Bill 145, the Nevada Independent reports.
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