Utility Transportation Electrification Cost Recovery Regulations

The California Public Utilities Commission must approve or modify utility transportation electrification programs, including those that deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, through a reasonable cost recovery mechanism that does not unfairly compete with nonutility enterprises. At least 35% of the investments must be in underserved communities.

Utilities must file a new tariff to design and deploy all electrical distribution infrastructure on the utility side of the customer meter, for all customers installing a separately metered, to be recovered as other distribution infrastructure authorized on an ongoing basis in the utility’s general rate case of EV charging station.

(Reference Assembly Bill 841, 2020)