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EV Pilots Approved in California, Utah, and Minnesota and a New Program Filed in Kentucky

Several electric utility programs have been filed and approved throughout the summer. Several of these programs focus on expanding investment in disadvantaged communities as well as exploring the potential for vehicle-grid integration.  On September 10, 2019, the California PUC voted to approve PG&E’s Empower EV Charger and Education Program that seeks to lower barriers [...]

By |2019-09-13T16:41:17-04:00September 13th, 2019|

Minnesota VW Settlement Program Implementation Meeting

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is holding a stakeholder meeting on VW settlement program implementation on October 23, 2018 at the MPCA office in St. Paul. They will discuss the program, how things are going and what comes next, and seek input on how to continue to improve implementation. The meeting will also be accessible [...]

By |2018-10-18T19:59:57-04:00October 23rd, 2018|

Minnesota offers $1.4 million to install EV fast chargers

On July 5, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency released a request for proposal (RFP) for EV charging stations using Volkswagen settlement funds. The purpose of the grant is to reduce air pollution by expanding access to EV charging across the state.  The RFP makes available approximately $1.4 million to install fast-charging stations along designated highway [...]

By |2018-07-11T08:01:26-04:00July 11th, 2018|

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Electric Vehicle Workshop

The Commission will hold a free, public, one-day workshop on Friday, March 16, 2018 featuring national and local speakers on electric vehicles. The event will be a mix of presentations and panel discussions with experts from the non-profit, utility, government, and private sectors.

By |2018-03-13T18:02:20-04:00March 16th, 2018|

Minnesota Releases Draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan

On Thursday, February 15th, 2018 the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) released its draft plan for investing the funds the state is set to receive as part of the VW Settlement and is seeking public input. The draft plan is structured in three phases, so the MPCA can seek additional input and make changes [...]

By |2018-02-16T05:48:44-04:00February 16th, 2018|

VW Settlement Funds Listening Session in Minnesota

This is the last of five additional community listening sessions the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is hosting around the state on the Volkswagen settlement. We have heard a lot of input from Minnesotans as we have been discussing the VW settlement over the past year. These meetings will be another opportunity for community members [...]

By |2018-03-13T21:42:35-04:00December 12th, 2017|

VW Settlement Funds Listening Session in Minnesota

This is the fourth of five additional community listening sessions the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is hosting around the state on the Volkswagen settlement. We have heard a lot of input from Minnesotans as we have been discussing the VW settlement over the past year. These meetings will be another opportunity for community members [...]

By |2018-03-13T21:32:54-04:00December 5th, 2017|

VW Settlement Funds Listening Session in Minnesota

This is the third of five additional community listening sessions the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is hosting around the state on the Volkswagen settlement. We have heard a lot of input from Minnesotans as we have been discussing the VW settlement over the past year. These meetings will be another opportunity for community members [...]

By |2018-03-13T21:30:08-04:00December 4th, 2017|

VW Settlement Funds Listening Session in Minnesota

This is the second of five additional community listening sessions the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is hosting around the state on the Volkswagen settlement. This event is cohosted by the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. We have heard a lot of input from Minnesotans as we have been discussing the VW settlement over the [...]

By |2018-03-13T21:41:22-04:00November 29th, 2017|

VW Settlement Funds Listening Session in Minnesota

This is the first of five additional community listening sessions the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is hosting around the state on the Volkswagen settlement. This event is cohosted by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. We have heard a lot of input from Minnesotans as we have been discussing the VW [...]

By |2018-03-13T21:40:36-04:00November 28th, 2017|