Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Uptime Reporting Standards

By January 1, 2024, the California Energy Commission (CEC) in collaboration with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) must develop uptime recordkeeping and reporting standards for EV charging stations purchased through a state incentive program or rate payer charges. The CEC must hold a public workshop to identify best practices for supporting EV charging station reliability and incorporate them into the uptime recordkeeping and reporting standards. Standards may vary by technology type, power level, number of chargers per site, and site ownership model. EV charging station uptime data must be reported for a minimum of six years. These standards only apply to EV charging stations installed on or after January 1, 2024, and do not apply to residential dwellings with less than five units.

CEC and CPUC must adopt tools to increase charging station uptime, including uptime requirements, operation and maintenance requirements, or operation and maintenance incentives. By January 1, 2025, CEC must set standards for how station operators notify customers about availability and accessibility of public EV charging infrastructure.

Beginning January 1, 2025, the CEC must assess the uptime of EV charging stations. The assessment must include considerations for equitable access to EV charging stations in low-, moderate-, and high-income communities. The assessment must be updated every two years.

(Reference Assembly Bill 126, 2023)

Jurisdiction: California

Type: Laws and Regulations

Enacted: Sep 16, 2022

Technologies: EVs, PHEVs

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