Electric Utilities

Electrifying Ride-Hailing in Seattle

This report reviews lessons learned from relevant studies and initial outreach activities and provide recommendations for future engagement and action to electrify ride-hailing services in the Seattle area. 

By |2019-09-17T14:56:13-04:00September 1st, 2019|

Electric Utility Filing Bi-Annual Update

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.

By |2019-09-11T10:47:38-04:00August 27th, 2019|

Interoperability of Public Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

In their new white paper,  the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) covers four core challenges related to public charging infrastructure and how they impact customers, site hosts, and electric companies respectively. For the purpose of this paper, interoperability is defined as the process of harmonizing of standards, technology, and practices for EV charging in a way that provides transparency for customers and encourages ease of use.

By |2019-08-27T15:30:50-04:00August 6th, 2019|

Impact Report: AEP Ohio’s Role in Quadrupling EV Charging Infrastructure in Columbus

This impact report outlines the progress that the electric utility AEP Ohio has made on their transportation electrification programs and how this interfaces with the overall goals of Smart Columbus. In addition to expanding the charging network throughout the region, AEP Ohio is committed to grid decarbonization to further enhance the emissions saving potential of the Smart Columbus programs.

By |2019-08-29T15:33:04-04:00August 1st, 2019|

Seattle City Light: Transportation Electrification Strategy

This report from Rocky Mountain institute and the electric utility Seattle City Light (SCL) studies the potential impacts of increasing EVs in Seattle and offers insights for electric utilities to develop strategic transportation electrification plans that ensure grid reliability. The report argues that utilities should partner with city agencies to support "aggressive electrification commitments" and to ensure they keep up with technological changes. SCL is working directly with the City of Seattle through the EV Shared Mobility project to ensure that efforts towards transportation electrification are aligned.

By |2019-10-09T14:38:16-04:00June 1st, 2019|

RTD’s electric 16th Street Mall buses cost nearly 60% more to operate than diesel coaches

RTD pays nearly 60 percent more per mile to power its electric buses along Denver’s 16th Street Mall as it does its conventional diesel fleet. It’s a price disparity that could slow the transit agency’s embrace of zero-emission technology at a time when the state’s new Democratic governor is pushing to put more electric cars on the road and air quality and climate change have become ever larger topics of conversation in Colorado.

By |2019-10-09T14:39:23-04:00May 14th, 2019|

Electric Vehicle Cost-Benefit Analysis: Arizona

The report contains the findings from a report that estimates the impacts of increasing plug-in electric vehicle use in Arizona. Authors found that increased adoption of clean PEVs would reduce resid...

By |2019-01-06T09:54:09-04:00December 5th, 2018|

State RoundTable on Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Proceedings from a state roundtable event on electric vehicle infrastructure. The goal of the roundtable was to raise awareness about emerging issues related to EV charging infrastructure and identify...

By |2019-01-07T16:36:11-04:00November 1st, 2018|