On July 22, 2020, the Commission denied a Duke Energy Indiana filing initially proposed in February 2020. The EV program proposed $10.3 million in investment over three years and would have supported rebates for 400 residential Level 2 charging stations. It would also provide rebates for 1,000 Level 2 charging stations across MUD, public, fleet, and workplace customers with a 10% allocation for underserved communities. The Commission denied the Settlement Agreement, stating the proposed ET pilot was neither reasonable nor in the interest of the vast majority of Duke Energy Indiana’s customers. In light of the lack of state legislation encouraging EV programs, the Commission felt there was an insufficient demonstration of program benefits to all customers. The Commission also noted the amount of funds requested in the Settlement Agreement for the Electric School Bus and DCFC Programs, which made up the bulk of the requested funds, is comparable to the amount of funding available through the VW trust program for Indiana. In addition, the Commission pointed to protecting the private market from monopoly utility players as justification for the denial.

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