Underserved Communities

Southern California Edison Approved to Invest $436 Million Through Charge Ready 2 Program

On August 28, 2020, SCE was received an approval with modification for their Charge Ready 2 Program. The approval includes approvals for up $436 million in investment for EV initiatives. This investment could support up to 40,100 charging stations and includes investment in fleet advisory services for customers to transition fleet vehicles to EVs. [...]

By |2020-09-04T17:40:11-04:00September 4th, 2020|

California Adds $436 Million in Utility Investment in EV Charging

Source: EV Hub   Electric Utilities in the Golden State are lengthening their lead over the rest of the field with a new approval for Southern California Edison announced on August 27th. The $436 million approval for the utility’s Charge Ready 2 program brings California utility EV investment to a total of $1.5 billion in [...]

By |2020-08-31T14:52:27-04:00August 31st, 2020|

New York Utilities Get the Green Light to Invest $700 Million

Source: EV Hub   New York continues to show leadership in transportation electrification with a new order from the Public Service Commission issued on July 16th requiring six of the state’s largest utilities to invest in EV programs. The order approved more than $600 million for make-ready investment to support the expansion of the [...]

By |2020-08-03T16:57:22-04:00August 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 |2020-07-10T11:53:57-04:00June 1st, 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|

25 Percent of Approved Utility Investment Going to Underserved Communities

Source: EV Hub   Electric utilities have the opportunity to lead in the effort to expand transportation electrification in underserved communities. These communities are an important focus for utilities because they often face disproportionate harm from transportation emissions and utilities as companies that serve the public are well positioned to ensure all segments [...]

By |2020-01-06T21:07:45-05:00December 2nd, 2019|

25 Percent of Approved Utility Investment Going to Underserved Communities

Electric utilities have the opportunity to act as leaders in the effort to expand transportation electrification in underserved communities. These communities are an important focus for utilities because they often face disproportionate harm from transportation emissions and utilities as companies that serve the public are well positioned to ensure all segments of society [...]

By |2020-02-18T22:31:54-05:00December 2nd, 2019|

California Could Make Up 90 Percent of U.S. Electric Utility Investment with a Transportation Equity Focus

Public policies and programs aimed at expanding electric mobility options in disadvantaged communities (DACs) are gaining more attention as transportation equity enters the mainstream at major industry convenings, such as this year’s Roadmap, an annual gathering of policy leaders working to advance transportation electrification. In Oregon where the conference is held, policymakers are [...]

By |2020-02-18T22:22:24-05:00July 11th, 2019|
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