Nevada Electric Highway


Introduction

The Nevada Electric Highway (NEH) began as a partnership between the Governor’s Office of Energy, NV Energy, and Valley Electric Association to expand the state’s electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure by placing charging stations at cost-effective and strategic locations, initially along U.S. 95 between Reno and Las Vegas.

Nevada’s Strategic Planning Framework established the goal to complete an “electric highway” system serving the entire state by 2020, building on the initial agency plans to install publicly available EV fast-charging infrastructure along U.S. Highway 95 between Reno and Las Vegas (NEH Phase I). The NEH initiative, led by the Governor’s Office of Energy, aims to achieve this goal through partnership with the Nevada Department of Transportation, Nevada’s electric utilities, and private commercial host sites. Each station incentivized by the Governor’s Office of Energy in Phase I includes two Level 2 charges and one Direct Current (DC) fast charger. Phase II charger requirements are similarly a minimum of two chargers, but with the option to have both be Direct Current (DC) fast chargers.

    Phase I

    Phase I of the NEH, along U.S. 95, nears completion with three stations operational in Beatty, Fallon, and Hawthorne and two final station in Tonopah and Indian Springs scheduled to come on-line in 2018.

      Beatty Charging Station

      The first operational electrical vehicle charging station on the Nevada Electric Highway-Phase I is located in Valley Electric Association's service territory at Eddie World, 900 E. Highway 95 North in Beatty. The charging station is located near the gas pumps between Eddie World and the Stagecoach Hotel. The station opened for public use in February 2016.

        Fallon Charging Stations

        The second operational charging stations on the Nevada Electric Highway Phase-I is located in NV Energy's service territory at Fox Peak Gas Station, 615 E. Williams Avenue on Fallon Paiute-Shoshone tribal land in Fallon. The charging stations are located east of the gas pumps. The station opened for public use in October 2016.

          Hawthorne Charging Station

          The third operational charging station on the Nevada Electric Highway-Phase I, is located at the Veterans Memorial Park, 400 10th St. The Park is a rest area owned and maintained by NDOT. The station opened for public use in March 2018.

            Phase II

            Phase II of the NEH is underway with plans for EV charging infrastructure deployment on the State's remaining major interstate and highway corridors including I-15, I-80, U.S. 93, and U.S. 50. Phase II development officially began in 2017 with the completion of the EV charging station in Panaca along U.S. Highway 93.

              Panaca Charging Station

              The first charging station of the Nevada Electric Highway-Phase II is located in the town of Panaca, in Lincoln County Power #1 service territory at McCrosky’s Y Service on U.S. Hwy 93, at Jct 319. The station opened for public use in May 2017.

                Table 1 - Corridors and General Site Locations

                 

                Site 

                Corridor

                Approximate Location

                Partner

                Status

                PHASE I

                 

                U.S. 95

                Fallon

                NV Energy

                Open: October 2016

                 

                U.S. 95 

                Hawthorne

                NDOT

                Open: March 2018

                 

                U.S. 95

                Tonopah

                NDOT          

                Open: May 2019

                 

                U.S. 95

                Beatty

                Valley Electric Association

                Open: February 2016

                23

                U.S. 95

                Indian Springs

                NV Energy

                Open: June 2020

                PHASE II

                 

                U.S. 93

                Panaca

                Lincoln County Power District

                Open: May 2017

                1

                I-15

                Jean

                NV Energy

                Open: August 2019

                2

                I-15

                I-15 / U.S. 93 Jct

                NV Energy

                 

                3

                I-15

                Moapa

                Overton Power District

                Open: October 2019

                4

                I-15

                Mesquite

                Overton Power District

                Open: October 2019

                6

                I-80

                I-80 / U.S. 95 Jct (Trinity)

                NDOT

                 

                8

                I-80

                Rye Patch

                NV Energy

                 

                12

                I-80

                Carlin

                Wells Rural Electric Company

                 

                14

                I-80

                Wells

                Wells Rural Electric Company

                 

                15

                I-80

                Oasis

                Wells Rural Electric Company

                 

                16

                I-80

                West Wendover

                Wells Rural Electric Company

                Grant Awarded: April 2019

                17

                U.S. 95

                Schurz

                NV Energy

                Grant Awarded: April 2020

                18a

                U.S. 95

                Luning

                NV Energy

                Grant Awarded: December 2019

                20

                U.S. 95

                Goldfield

                NV Energy

                Grant Awarded: January 2020

                22

                U.S. 95

                Amargosa Valley

                Valley Electric Association

                Open: April 2020

                24

                U.S. 50

                Silver Springs

                NV Energy

                Grant Awarded: September 2019

                25

                U.S. 50

                Middlegate

                NV Energy

                 

                26

                U.S. 50

                Cold Springs

                NV Energy

                Grant Awarded: September 2019

                27

                U.S. 50

                Austin

                NV Energy

                Grant Awarded: September 2019

                28

                U.S. 50

                U.S. 50 Rest Area

                 

                 

                29

                U.S. 50

                Eureka

                Mt. Wheeler Power

                 

                30

                U.S. 50

                U.S. 50 NDOT ROW

                Mt. Wheeler Power

                 

                31

                U.S. 50

                Ely

                Mt. Wheeler Power

                Open: March 2020

                32

                U.S. 50

                U.S. 50 / U.S. 93 Jct

                Mt. Wheeler Power

                 

                33

                U.S. 50

                Baker

                Mt. Wheeler Power

                 

                34

                U.S. 95

                McDermitt          

                Harney County Electric Cooperative     

                Open: January 2020

                35

                U.S. 93

                Alamo

                Lincoln County Power District

                Open: January 2020

                36

                U.S. 93

                Sunnyside

                Mt. Wheeler Power

                 

                37

                U.S. 93

                U.S. 93 / U.S. 93A Jct

                Mt. Wheeler Power

                 

                38

                U.S. 93

                Jackpot

                Rafter River Rural Electric Cooperative

                Open July 2020

                39       

                U.S. 95

                Orovada

                Harney County Electric Cooperative

                Open: January 2020

                 

                  REV West

                  In 2017, Governor Sandoval led a multi-state effort to coordinate and encourage EV infrastructure development along major interstates throughout the western region. Nevada is a critical hub for the adoption of EV infrastructure and is working directly with neighboring states to coordinate priority corridors, siting considerations, and technical standards. After an initial partnership was announced by Nevada, Colorado, and Utah, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed in October 2017 announcing the Regional Electric Vehicle “REV” West Plan that was expanded to also included Idaho, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, and Montana.

                    Need Help at a Station?

                     

                    Network

                    Locations

                    24/7 Driver Support

                    Chargepoint

                    Fallon, Hawthorne, Tonopah, Panaca, Beatty

                    888-758-4389

                    Greenlots

                    Orovada, McDermitt, Ely, Moapa, Mesquite, Amargosa Valley, Alamo

                    855-900-7584

                    EV Connect

                    *coming soon*

                    866-816-7584

                    BTCP

                    Jean, Indian Springs

                     

                    EV Gateway

                    Jackpot

                    949-945-2000

                     

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