PRESS RELEASE: OPD accepting applications for Mesquite EV Charging Station

Posted: September 20, 2018 at 12:00 am

September 20, 2018, Mesquite, NV – Overton Power District #5 is currently accepting applications to be considered a host-site for an Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station in Mesquite, NV. The District was awarded on September 5, 2018, two grants from the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy (GOE) to fund the construction of two Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations alongside the I-15 corridor, one in Moapa and one in Mesquite, NV. Each grant awarded is worth $150,000 and construction must be completed no more than six (6) months after the Notice of Award (NOA) was issued.

These two EV charging stations are part of the state’s initiative to complete the Nevada Electric Highway (NEH) that will be serving the entire state by 2020. Funding for the EV charging stations was awarded by the GOE through a reimbursable sub-grant process to electric providers, who will operate and maintain EV charging stations either by direct ownership or by executing third-party host site agreements for EV charging stations within their service territory.

The District has identified and secured a host-site location for one of the EV charging stations in Moapa, NV, and will be accepting applications for a potential host-site in Mesquite, NV, from September 28, 2018, through October 28, 2018.

To be considered a host-site, applicants must meet the following requirements:

Eligibility Requirements – Electric Fill Stations

  1. 3-phase power
  2. Open 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  3. Public Restrooms
  4. Amenities
  5. Host-site must be located no further than 5 miles from Interstate Highway 15 (I-15)
  6. Agree to keep the stations operational for 5 years
  7. Agree to pay for the operational and maintenance costs
  8. Outdoor area accessible to the public – four parking spaces
  9. Agree to accept the ownership of the fill stations
  10. Agree to the removal of the fill station, if non-operational for a period of 60 days

Applications shall be received by 12:00 pm (noon) on October 28, 2018.  Applications can be emailed but must also be delivered in a sealed envelope. The application shall be clearly addressed to:      





For more information regarding the application process please contact Boyd Evans at (702) 345-1108 or via email at