Electric Utilities

California Passes Landmark Advanced Clean Trucks Rule

Source: CARB The Golden State continues to lead the nation in their pursuit of rapid transportation electrification. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) unanimously passed the Advanced Clean Trucks Rule on June 25th, the first-of-its-kind regulation requiring manufacturers to ramp up sales of electric vans and trucks. The rule begins in 2024 and sets [...]

By |2020-06-29T15:21:02-04:00June 29th, 2020|

Standards-Based Solutions for EV Managed Charging

Stakeholders strongly contend that an electric vehicle future must include some form of managed charging in order to reap the maximum benefits for consumers, the grid, and society as a whole. A Comprehensive Guide to Electric Vehicle Managed Charging from SEPA identified 38 utility-run managed charging pilot and demonstration projects in 2019. Hear from [...]

By |2020-05-22T19:56:38-04:00June 3rd, 2020|

Pandemic Exposes Transportation Inequalities

Source: Seattle Times   Transportation is one of the leading drivers of air pollution affecting human health in the United States and communities suffering from unhealthy levels of air pollution are particularly susceptible to COVID-19. Updated research from Harvard finds that an increase of one unit in fine particulate pollution is associated with an increase [...]

By |2020-06-01T17:50:40-04:00June 1st, 2020|

Bright Spots for EV Sector Emerged in Q1 Amid Pandemic

Source: EV Hub   Throughout the first quarter of 2020, the EV market reeled and raced to grapple with the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic. Widespread production shutdowns and collapsing vehicle demand sent the industry into a tailspin and only four out of 34 auto brands managed to improve on their [...]

By |2020-05-26T16:54:47-04:00May 26th, 2020|

SDG&E Approved for Temporary Commercial EV Charging Rate

On April 16, 2020, the CPUC approved with modification a plan authorizing an interim commercial EV rate for San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E). The utility was directed to design this new rate as part of its approval for the Medium-Duty and Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Program issued in August 2019. The $109 [...]

By |2020-04-30T15:49:57-04:00April 30th, 2020|

Dominion Energy Virginia Approved for $20.8 Million for Several EV Pilot Programs

On March 26, 2020, the State Corporation Commission of Virginia approved all EV-related components of Dominion Energy Virginia's Grid Transformation Plan 1B. The $20.8 million in approved investment includes rebates for make-ready charging infrastructure, rebates for smart charging equipment that enables managed charging, and utility-owned charging infrastructure at strategic locations. Approvals include almost $8 [...]

By |2020-04-27T13:59:44-04:00April 3rd, 2020|

NYSERDA Adds $5 million to the Charge Ready NY Program

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has added $5 million to the Charge Ready NY program which offers $4,000 rebates to public and private organizations that install Level 2 EV charging stations at public parking facilities, workplaces, and multifamily apartment buildings. This announcement brings the program's total budget to $12 [...]

By |2020-03-09T13:34:24-04:00March 9th, 2020|

Maine PUC Partially Approves State’s First Utility EV Program from Central Maine Power

On February 25, 2020, the Maine Public Utilities Commission approved portions of several proposed EV pilots by Central Maine Power (CMP). The commission also approved programs administered by Efficiency Maine, although those will not be included in the EV Hub Utility Filing Dashboard as the organization is not an investor-owned utility. The commission approved [...]

By |2020-02-27T17:46:13-05:00February 27th, 2020|

Utility Investment Outside CA Doubled in 2019

Source: EV Hub   Since the state's first approval in 2015, California has been the clear leader in utility investment for every year except in 2017 when the state accounted for only 13 percent of approved investment. As was the case then, utilities outside of California saw a surge in transportation electrification [...]

By |2020-02-18T22:17:53-05:00February 18th, 2020|