On April 1, 2021, the Florida Public Service Commission recommended approving Tampa Electric’s EV charging pilot program. In the pilot program, proposed on September 25, 2020, Tampa Electric proposal to own and operate 200 level 2 and 8 DC fast charging ports across their service territory. The stations will serve five customer segments including workplace, public/retail, multifamily, income qualified, and government sites. The utility will offer up to $5,000 per port for workplace, multifamily, and public/retail station and will cover 100% of cost for income qualified and government sites. TECO will retain ownership during the pilot (if pilot terminates, site hosts can purchase the hardware for $1, but TECO reserved right to petition to continue the pilot). The four-year pilot has a total budget of $2 million plus allowances for program administration. Site hosts will be billed for electricity at standard rates and no new EV rates were proposed in the pilot.