Last year NRG installed three eVgo charging stations at its headquarters parking lot in Princeton, New Jersey. And as per the accompanying video -- David Crane the CEO of NRG, "dreams of a country with 50 million to 100 million electric cars on the road."
If he also wishes for more charging stations in California, his firm -- NRG is providing $100 million in EV infrastructure for the state as part of a settlement. As we've reported:
The $100 million that NRG Energy is obligated by a legal settlement to invest in battery electric vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure in California will result in:
• A $50.5 million investment in 200 eVgo Freedom Station sites installed at carefully chosen commercial and retail locations, each with a level-three DC fast charger as well as a level-two medium-speed charger;
• A $40 million investment in 10,000 make-ready electrical installations, upgraded to 30 amp-capable and prepared for either a level-one or level-two charger installation to be completed within 24 hours to 48 hours
• A $9 million investment in advanced BEV charging technology and BEV car sharing programs.
Plug In America, a key electric vehicle advocacy group, described the infrastructure build out as an 'electric expressway' for the state.
According to NRG Energy, these investments resolve “all outstanding claims and disputes” pertaining to litigation between Dynegy, bought by NRG Energy in 2006, and the state, represented by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), over unsatisfactorily fulfilled electricity contracts during the 2000-01 energy crisis.