Electrification and Electric Vehicle Public Charging Infrastructure
Webinar 1 – October 4, 2017
Backgrounder – Update on Electrification, Emphasis on Public Charging Infrastructure Policy
This webinar will provide an update on the current state of vehicle electrification with an outlook on what is coming from vehicle manufacturers. What are the policy drivers pushing us towards increased electric vehicle production, what conditions may enhance or inhibit future production and sales of electric vehicles? What does an increase in electric vehicle sales mean to utilities and to utility customers, and what role does public charging infrastructure play in moving the pace of electric vehicle adoption.
Webinar 2- October 11, 2017
Policy Debate – Who Should Build Public EV Charging Infrastructure ?
This webinar will provide insight on the ongoing policy debate about who should build public EV charging infrastructure. Should utilities be allowed, or even encouraged, to build public EV charging infrastructure? Should auto manufactures or third parties provide the public EV charging infrastructure? Is there a need for both? Also, if we rely on third parties to build, what is the regulatory role when dealing with requests for utilities to provide some amount of interconnection infrastructure and wholesale energy supply. This webinar will explore the policy questions that regulators and advocates should explore when answering these questions.
Guiding Principles for Utility Programs to Accelerate Transportation Electrification
- The MJ Bradley state-specific reports quantifying the benefits of EV adoption
- Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania:
- The CPUC-required load research report documenting EV load profiles and grid impacts to-date:
- The California Transportation Electrification Assessment, Phase 2 Grid Impacts:
Webinar 3- Wednesday, October 18
Understanding the Volkswagen Settlement: What it Does and What it Means to Your State?
In United States v. Volkswagen Group of America et al., Volkswagen AG has agreed to spend $14.7 billion to settle allegations of cheating emissions standards. Of that amount, $2 billion will be spent on national zero emission vehicle investments, and $2.7 billion will be used to establish an Environmental Mitigation Trust, which states and territories may use to invest in transportation projects that will reduce NOx emissions. This webinar will explain what the VW settlement money can cover, how the money will make its way to the states, and address how the states can use that money to provide infrastructure, including public EV charging infrastructure.
Presenter: Cassie Powers – Senior Program Director-National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)
Webinar 4- Wednesday, October 25
What should regulators and advocates consider when deciding who will build public EV charging infrastructure?
Utilities are bringing proposals to build public electric vehicle charging infrastructure before the public utility commissions in each state. States must decide whether utilities should be allowed to build and possibly rate base public charging infrastructure. States must also decide how to address the wholesale relationship between utilities and independent companies that also want to build public charging infrastrure. This final webinar in the NASUCA EV Infrastructure series begins to explore how Commissioners might view these questions, and how advocates might respond. This webinar will serve as the precursor to the live dialog at the NASUCA Annual Meeting, Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 1:00 eastern.
“ABCs of EVs” report (written for CUB) can be found at: