More charging stations will be built in Nebraska | News


The Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to become a member of the National Electric Highway Coalition (NEHC).

NPPD offers a variety of incentives for customers who wish to install residential or public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations or who wish to purchase an electric vehicle.

“Our membership in the NEHC reaffirms our commitment to supporting the expansion of electric vehicle charging infrastructure along the state’s highways and major thoroughfares,” said Tom Kent, NPPD President and CEO. “Most EV owners will charge their vehicles overnight, which is great for commuting, but putting faster public charging stations along busy corridors is an important next step. to support our customers who purchase electric vehicles.”

NPPD has installed or provided financial assistance for the installation of several DC fast charging stations throughout its service territory.

This includes five already installed in Auburn, Aurora, Kearney, Norfolk and York, as well as eight planned for installation in Ainsworth, Chadron, Hebron, McCook, O’Neill, Scottsbluff, Thedford and Wahoo.

“We will continue to work with our wholesale customers and retail communities to install new chargers where opportunities arise,” Kent said.

NEHC is a collaboration of more than 60 member electricity providers across the United States who are committed to providing electric vehicle fast charging stations that will allow the public to drive electric vehicles with confidence along major corridors American travel companies by the end of 2023.

“NEHC members are committed to supporting the charging infrastructure needed to facilitate the growth of electric vehicles and enable customers to travel long distances with confidence,” said Kellen Schefter, director of electric transportation at the Edison. Electrical Institute. “We are pleased to welcome NPPD to the NEHC as coalition members work to build a foundational network of electric vehicle fast-charging stations that will help meet customer needs, reduce carbon and create a cleaner economy.”


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