This report provides an overview of electric utility filing activity related to transportation electrification for the first half of 2019. From January 1 through June 30, 2019, commissions throughout the United States have approved more than $116 million in electric utility investment in transportation electrification. Seven programs that could bring in an additional $118 million were either proposed or updated in 2019. Denied or withdrawn investments outweigh approved programs for the first half of 2019. Seven electric utilities were denied or withdrew investment worth more than $186 million, with $137 million of this accounted for by San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E)’s withdrawal of a residential charging program that would have supported more than 60,000 charging stations. While a concentration of funds approved came from California utilities in 2018, approved investment has been more widely distributed in 2019. Utilities continue to receive approvals for programs targeting public charging network expansion. Only one program targeting public charging infrastructure has been denied so far in 2019 with a majority of the other rejections falling in the other categories. Looking ahead, electric utilities can increase the impact of their programs by pairing them with existing public funding activities. 

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Date: August 27, 2019

Countries: United States

States: None