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EVgo Inc., one of the nation’s largest, public fast-charging networks for electric vehicles, has honored Public Service Electric and Gas Company as an “EV Charging Hero” for the utility’s leadership and achievement in support of universal electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

New Jersey’s largest public utility was one 11 EV Charging Heroes celebrated at EVgo Inc.’s inaugural 2022 Connect the Watts virtual event on Jan. 19. The awardees at the EV recognition award program included utility companies, contractors, and EV charging site hosts.

“This recognition from EVgo showcases PSE&G’s efforts to advance transportation electrification in New Jersey,” said Karen Reif, vice president of Renewables and Energy Solutions at PSE&G. “We are extremely proud of the work our electric transportation team has carried out that has helped in receiving this distinct honor.”

PSE&G has engaged with EVgo on its 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 (NEVI) that outlines best practices for state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) 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,” said Dawn Neville, manager of electric transportation at PSE&G. “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 introduced the Connect the Watts National EV Charging Recognition Program in 2022. The 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.