PSE&G, which was recognized for its commitment to developing EV charging infrastructure and the acceleration of fast charger deployment, received the honor last month.
The award is intended to celebrate leaders in the EV charging ecosystem for their work and achievements in driving the electrification of transportation. The awards ceremony is part of EVgo’s Connect the Watts program, an initiative focused on bringing the EV charging infrastructure community together to identify best practices and accelerate fast charger deployment.
Karen Reif, vice president of renewables and energy solutions at PSE&G, said the utility was thrilled to be honored.
“This recognition from EVgo showcases PSE&G’s efforts to advance transportation electrification in New Jersey,” she said. “We are extremely proud of the work our electric transportation team has carried out that has helped in receiving this distinct honor.”
PSE&G officials said they have engaged with EVgo on their Connect the Watts initiative and focused on bringing the EV charging infrastructure community together to identify best practices and accelerate fast charger deployment.
Through this engagement, PSE&G helped to inform EVgo’s Best Practices for National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program that outlines best practices for state departments of transportation and their partners when administering the recently announced $5 billion NEVI program. To date, six EVgo large EV projects have been completed, and nine additional projects are in progress within PSE&G’s territory.
“We are excited to receive this award and be recognized for our work in supporting an EV charging infrastructure in the state,” Dawn Neville, manager of electric transportation at PSE&G, said.
“At PSE&G, we are powering a future where people use less energy, and it’s cleaner, safer and delivered more reliably than ever.”
EVgo, the nation’s largest public fast charging network for electric vehicles, said the national Connect the Watts program recognizes EV Charging Heroes across the different sectors that work alongside EV charging companies to develop charging infrastructure, including site hosts, utilities, local and state governments, engineers, contractors and equipment vendors.