August 2009, the CPUC opened a Rulemaking to
develop consistent statewide rules and standards to guide the adoption of
electric vehicles in support of California’s Assembly
Bill 32, the Global Warming Solutions
Act, which set statewide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals. In
March 2012, Governor Brown issued Executive
Order B-16-2012, which resulted in the
Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Action Plan to
achieve over 1.5 million ZEVs by 2025 in California.
Current EV Issues include:
ORA has filed a Motion recommending that the CPUC
implement ORA’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Pilot (Cal EVIP) in order to
expedite statewide EV charger deployment throughout California.
2013 CPUC Rulemaking will
consider strategies to promote the adoption of Zero Emission Vehicles including
financing opportunities, investment strategies, Vehicle-Grid Integration, and
policy guidance for Electric Vehicle programs.
Utility Proposed Programs:
April 2014, SDG&E requested CPUC approval to establish an Electric
Vehicle-grid integration pilot program, including charging infrastructure for
October 2014, Edison requested CPUC approval to establish an Electric Vehicle
infrastructure pilot program, including a marketing and education program.
February 2015, PG&E requested CPUC approval to establish Electric
Vehicle-grid integration pilot program, including a marketing and education
2009 CPUC Rulemaking
considered the impact electric vehicles may have on California’s electric
infrastructure and actions necessary to enable California utilities to prepare
the electricity system for Electric Vehicles.
Key ORA Pleadings & Analysis
ORA’s March 16, 2015 Testimony
in response to SDG&E’s proposal, including ORA’s alternate pilot
proposal in Chapter 6.
Various Electric Vehicle Resources
CPUC Alternative Fueled Vehicles Webpage
Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology
Area Plug-In Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan
California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan
Diego Regional Plug-In Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan