The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and NRG Energy have entered into an agreement whereby NRG will build a major electric vehicle (EV) charging network in California.
The system, which will cost about $100 million over the next four years, will be a fee-based charging network consisting of at least 200 publicly available, direct-current fast-charging stations located in the San Francisco Bay area, the San Joaquin Valley, the Los Angeles Basin and San Diego County. NRG will also supply wiring for at least 10,000 individual charging stations located at homes, offices, multifamily communities, schools and hospitals.
“With this agreement, the people of California will gain a charging infrastructure ready to support their current and future fleet of electric vehicles,’ says David Crane, CEO of NRG.
NRG and the CPUC note that jobs and training related to the installation and maintenance of these charging stations are also a part of the initiative.