Electric Utilities

EV Hub Live Episode #6: Bringing Consumers Up To Speed on EVs

A new paper from the Alliance for Transportation Electrification and Plug In America calls consumer education and outreach by electric utilities the "missing piece" for transportation electrification. The paper shares eight reasons why utilities should be enabled to invest in education and outreach programs and how these programs can help close the awareness gap [...]

By |2021-01-22T09:18:14-05:00January 28th, 2021|

Xcel Energy Investing $110 million in Transportation Electrification in Colorado

Source: NRDC In the largest single utility transportation electrification program approval outside of California and New York recorded so far, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission approved Xcel Energy’s Transportation Electrification Plan (TEP) on January 11th. The $110 million plan will support more than 20,000 charging stations in the Centennial State. The program will be implemented through [...]

By |2021-01-19T16:07:46-05:00January 19th, 2021|

Utilities Investing $766 Million in Underserved Communities

Source: Mario Ortiz Across the board, 2020 was and continues to be a brutal year for people around the globe as humanity continues to grapple with the pandemic. While everyone has been challenged in some way, difficulties are not distributed evenly and the data shows underserved communities are being the brunt of the [...]

By |2020-12-22T11:34:33-05:00December 22nd, 2020|

Utilities Investing $766 Million in Underserved Communities

Electric utility investment in underserved communities has more than doubled since the end of 2019. This surge was driven by two major approvals in 2020, one for Southern California Edison and another spread across six of the seven investor-owned utilities in New York. The increasing allocation of investment to underserved communities signals a [...]

By |2020-12-21T14:29:01-05:00December 21st, 2020|

Duke Energy Approved to Invest $25 Million in North Carolina EV Pilot

On November 24, 2020, Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC and Duke Energy Progress, LLC received partial approval for a proposal to invest $76 million over the course of a three-year pilot program designed to support multiple use cases for EV charging and both school and transit bus electrification. The Commission approved roughly $25 million in [...]

By |2020-12-03T16:08:29-05:00December 3rd, 2020|

Southeast Positioned to Ramp Up Regional EV Market

Source: Atlas Public Policy The rise in passenger EV adoption and transportation electrification more broadly throughout the United States since 2018 has generated different outcomes around the country. While states on the West Coast and in the Northeast lead in terms of EV deployment per person, the Southeast has emerged as a hotbed [...]

By |2020-10-21T11:44:04-04:00October 21st, 2020|

Utility Investment Up for the Year, but Quiet in First Half

Source: EV Hub Across the United States, approved utility investment in transportation electrification since 2012 now totals more than $2.6 billion. So far in 2020, 95 percent of the $1.2 billion approved fell in the third quarter with two major approvals in New York and California in July and August. For the [...]

By |2020-10-13T17:27:33-04:00October 13th, 2020|

California Continues Charge with New EV Infrastructure Requirements

Source: Proterra California continues to advance clean air legislation and regulations amid an ongoing season of particularly devastating wildfires. On September 30, Governor Gavin Newsom singed Assembly Bill 841 into law requiring utilities to cover the costs of grid upgrades and infrastructure on the utility side of the meter necessary to support EV charging deployment. This significantly [...]

By |2020-10-13T13:27:39-04:00October 13th, 2020|

EV Hub Live Episode #3: Utility Role in EVs Coming Into Focus

Electric utility engagement in transportation electrification has been rapidly expanding in recent years. As the role of the utility in advancing EVs comes into focus, the extent to which they will accelerate EV deployment is a hot topic. Investments alone are up more than three times compared to 2019 with two recent approvals in [...]

By |2020-10-01T22:26:20-04:00September 30th, 2020|

Xcel Files Transportation Electrification Plan in new Mexico

On July 21, 2020, Southwestern Public Service (SPS) Company in New Mexico filed their transportation electrification plan (TEP) for commission approval. SPS requests approval of its proposed TEP budget of $3,168,000 total for plan years 2021, 2022 and 2023. The program includes three main focus areas: residential charging, public fast charging, and advisory services [...]

By |2020-12-03T15:59:39-05:00September 4th, 2020|
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