Wednesday, October 10, 2012

10/11 - UTES Lecture: Charging ahead: Electric vehicles and the eVgo network

Charging ahead: Electric vehicles and the eVgo network
Arun Banskota
President of Electric Vehicle Services, NRG Energy 
Thursday, October 11, 5:15 PM 
Mezes Hall 1.306. Refreshments served at 5pm 
About the speaker:
Arun Banskota is President of NRG Energy’s Electric Vehicle Services, also known as eVgo. Previously, Arun led NRG’s Texas Wholesale Generation business, including a portfolio of 11,000 megawatts of diverse generation with over $1.2 billion in earnings and numerous development projects. Arun has more than 20 years of experience in developing, financing and managing renewable and fossil energy projects around the world. He served as the Managing Director of Global Power, the power generation business unit of El Paso Corporation, where he was responsible for 32 power plants in 14 countries with a generation capacity of 6,500 megawatts and a diverse portfolio of development projects. As Vice President of project development for OptiSolar (a start-up venture, later acquired by First Solar) Arun successfully built a backlog of solar projects totaling more than 1,500 megawatts. 
eVgo (ee-vee-go) is part of NRG Energy Inc., a Fortune 500 company at the forefront of changing how people think about and use energy.  eVgo’s investment of approximately $150 million will provide hundreds of eVgo Freedom Station public fast-charging sites along with individual charging stations at homes, offices, multifamily communities, schools and hospitals across our networks in Texas, California and the Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia region. 

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