California to get $120M for EV charging

California Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order Friday calling for all California cities to have adequate “zero emission vehicle” infrastructure in place by 2015.
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California Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order Friday calling for all California cities to have adequate “zero emission vehicle” infrastructure in place by 2015.

NRG Energy Inc. will pay $120 million in a settlement over power contract claims with the state of California, and the Golden State will spend $100 million of that on electric car charging stations.

California Gov. Jerry Brown and the California Public Utilities Commission broke the news last Friday.

NRG Energy Inc. is the successor company to Dynegy. California made its claims 10 years ago against Dynegy over the costs of long-term power contracts.

Charging stations paid for by this settlement will be in the Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley, Los Angeles Basin and San Diego County.

Governor Brown issued an executive order Friday calling for all California cities to have adequate “zero emission vehicle” infrastructure in place by 2015. By 2020 he ordered the Golden State to be ready to support 1 million such vehicles.

Read more in the San Francisco Business Times.

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