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What's Happening in Nevada

In 2022, Charge Ahead Partnership was actively engaged in Public Utilities Commission of Nevada Docket 22-09006 (search for docket 22-09006). This docket concerned the Joint Petition of Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company for approval of amendments to the 2021 Joint Integrated Resource Plan to include a Transportation Electrification Plan (TEP) pursuant to Senate Bill 448. The proposed TEP included two concerning programs which could dissuade private investment in Nevada’s electric vehicle (EV) charging market: the Interstate Corridor Depot Program to deploy $22.7 million at 10 interstate corridor sites with 80 charging ports and the Urban Charging Depot Program to deploy $33.1 million for 12 sites with 120 charging ports in Nevada metropolitan areas. Both programs allow site hosts the choice of owning the EV charger or opting for a utility-owned turnkey solution. CAP’s comments encouraged the commission to not move forward with the programs as proposed and accordingly reject the provisions which would allow the utilities to own the charging stations.

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A change in public policy is needed to meet our country’s growing EV charging needs. To date, policies have largely been dictated by power companies. And the result has been great for utility companies but not for EV drivers and utility customers. To achieve a successful nationwide charging network, private businesses and consumers must have a seat at the table. It’s time that all stakeholders – from electricity consumers and EV drivers to transportation infrastructure businesses and related industries – be heard. Now is the time for us to charge ahead!