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 California Public Utilities Code 740.19)

Jurisdiction: California

Type: Laws and Regulations

Enacted: Sep 30, 2021

Technologies: EVs, PHEVs

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