Public Utility Definition

A corporation or individual that owns, controls, operates, or manages a facility that supplies electricity to the public exclusively to charge light-, medium-, and heavy-duty all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, compressed natural gas to fuel natural gas vehicles, or hydrogen as a motor vehicle fuel is not defined as a public utility.

(Reference California Public Utilities Code 216 and California Public Utilities Decision 20-09-025, 2020)

Jurisdiction: California

Type: Laws and Regulations

Enacted: Oct 6, 2011

Amended: Sep 15, 2015

Technologies: EVs, Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Natural Gas, PHEVs

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