Nevada Expands Its Electric Vehicle Infrastructure


CARSON CITY, NV - November 07, 2016

Governor Brian Sandoval and officials from NV Energy and Fallon Tribal Development Corporation celebrated the Nevada Electric Highway's second operational charging stations during a ribbon cutting ceremony at Fox Peak Station in Fallon, Nevada.

Nevada recognizes that electric vehicles and alternative fuel vehicles will play a key role in the State's transportation future, and the Federal Highway Administration's recent designation of U.S. Route 95, along with 3 other strategic corridors throughout the state, as an Alternative Fuel Corridor highlights the efforts of projects like the Nevada Electric Highway as part of the State's forward thinking electric vehicle strategies.

"Electric vehicles are going to be so common in the future and we need to put the infrastructure in-place now," said Governor Brian Sandoval during the ribbon cutting event. "I want our state to be the first in the nation to have an electric highway. We have remote roads and it's important that EV drivers have confidence that they can travel and visit the great State of Nevada."

The Nevada Electric Highway is a partnership between the State of Nevada and its electric utilities to expand the state's electric vehicle infrastructure by placing charging stations at cost-effective and strategic locations along U.S. Route 95.

"The Fallon Tribal Development Corporation is honored to have Fox Peak Station as a location on the Nevada Electric Highway," said Jon Pishion, FTDC President. "It is a privilege to have worked with Governor Sandoval's Office of Energy and NV Energy on this project. FTDC was established to create economic development opportunities for the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone tribe while offering services to those traveling along Highway 95. We are excited to host the charging stations and to support the electric vehicle infrastructure development being implemented throughout the state of Nevada."

NV Energy's Senior Vice President of Customer Operations Pat Egan noted that his company has been working to support customers and help build the electric vehicle charging network since 2009.

"We are pleased that we were able to jointly invest with so many good customers to effectively double the number of charging stations in Nevada a couple of years ago," Egan said. "This latest partnership with the Nevada Governor's Office of Energy and the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe is a critical step in bridging the charging network gap between Northern and Southern Nevada. We see delivery of technology to serve our customers' needs as a critical component of our services - including great pricing and reliable power."

The Fox Peak electric vehicle charging stations are located on Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribal land in NV Energy's service territory. Locating the stations at Fox Peak increases visibility and foot traffic to the site and community while providing a sustainable solution to drivers.

The Fox Peak Station chargers are the second to go operational on the Nevada Electric Highway. The first are located at Eddie World gas station/convenience store in Beatty and became operational earlier this year.

Each station is comprised of one Direct Current (DC) Fast Charger and two Level 2 Chargers. DC Fast Chargers can charge a vehicle in less than an hour. Level 2 chargers typically require several hours for a full charge.

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About the Governor's Office of Energy   

The mission of the GOE is to ensure the wise development of Nevada's energy resources in harmony with local economic needs and to position Nevada to lead the nation in renewable energy production, energy conservation, and the exportation of energy. The GOE implements the laws of the State as defined in Nevada Revised Statutes 701 and 701A; manages energy-related programs; facilitates cooperation between key stakeholders; advises the Governor on energy policy; and collaborates with our local, regional, and federal partners to ensure a reliable and sustainable energy system. To learn more about the GOE, please visit www.energy.nv.gov.

About NV Energy  

NV Energy, Inc. provides a wide range of energy services to 1.3 million customers throughout Nevada and nearly 40 million tourists annually.  NV Energy is a holding company whose principal subsidiaries, Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company, are doing business as NV Energy. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. Information about NV Energy is available on the company's website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via www.nvenergy.com.

About the Fallon Tribal Development Corporation  

The Fallon Tribal Development Corporation (FTDC) is a federally-chartered corporation wholly-owned by the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe. FTDC's primary function is to conduct economic development activities for the Tribe. The goals of the FTDC include developing a sense of entrepreneurship; earning sufficient revenue to pay operating expenses and capital obligations, accumulate reasonable financial reserves, repay tribal-loaned funds, allocate surplus funds for dividends/distribution; and provide employment for tribal members (and immediate family) and contracting opportunities for firms owned/controlled by tribal members. For more information about FTDC, please visit www.ftdc.us.