28 May '12, 1pm

Ecotality sues over NRG's $120m electric vehicle charging station settlement

we reported on a few weeks ago – the one that was supposed to result in a $100 million commitment to build up plug-in vehicle infrastructure in California – is coming under fire. The short back story (you can find all the details here . It involves the whole Enron mess from a decade ago) is that NRG Energy , through purchasing Dynegy, a company with liabilities, settled for $120 million with the State of California to pay $20 million to the state and the California Public Utilities Commission for rate relief as well as spend $50 million to install NRG's Freedom Stations and $50 million on NRG's "make ready" program. Now, a competing electric vehicle charging station company based in San Francisco, Ecotality , has filed a lawsuit that says the settlement is illegal and hurts consumers, according to the Mercury News . The problem is that the settlement will cause NRG to "bec...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2012/05/28/ecotality-sues-over-...

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