Public Utility Definition

An entity that offers electric vehicle supply equipment to the public for hire may not have their rates, services, facilities or practices regulated by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (Commission). The exemption does not apply if the entity is otherwise subject to Commission jurisdiction as an electrical company, or if an entity’s battery charging facilities and services are subsidized by any regulated service. A utility may offer battery charging facilities as a regulated service, subject to Commission approval.

(Reference Revised Code of Washington 80.28.320)

Jurisdiction: Washington

Type: Laws and Regulations

Enacted: Jul 22, 2011

Technologies: EVs, PHEVs

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