CPUC: EV-Charging Firms Will Not Be Regulated As Public Utilities


The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has ruled that companies that sell electric-vehicle charging services to the public will not be regulated as public utilities.

‘This decision provides needed regulatory clarity to encourage the state's entrepreneurs and investors to develop charging solutions that will satisfy consumer needs and work harmoniously with the electric grid,’ explains CPUC Commissioner Nancy E. Ryan.

The CPUC is in the process of evaluating alternative-fueled vehicle policies to ensure California's investor-owned electric utilities are prepared for the projected statewide growth of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles throughout California, per S.B.626.


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