Public Utility Definition

An entity that is not a public utility, public service corporation, or public service company that provides retail electric vehicle (EV) charging services is not defined as a public utility and may sell electricity if the electricity is used solely for transportation purchases and the entity procured the electricity from an authorized public utility. The Virginia State Corporation Commission may not set the rates, charges, or fees for retail EV charging services provided by non-utilities.

(Reference Virginia Code 56-1.2:1 and 56-232.2:1)

Jurisdiction: Virginia

Type: Laws and Regulations

Enacted: Mar 23, 2011

Amended: Mar 9, 2018

Technologies: EVs, PHEVs

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