Regulatory Considerations for Utility Investment in EV Charging Infrastructure

November 13, 2017

Deployment of electric vehicles is a key strategy for achieving cleaner air and reducing climate pollutants. However, widespread transportation electrification will require a significant investment in the charging infrastructure needed to power electric vehicles. In states across the country, electric utilities are proposing investments in EV charging infrastructure.

A new report released from the Georgetown Climate Center and M.J. Bradley & Associates provides an overview of the accelerating electrification of the transportation sector and explores the role of state utility regulators in evaluating potential investments by electric utilities in EV charging infrastructure. The report identifies key considerations for regulators, including the amount of charging infrastructure needed to support EVs, ways that regulators can help ensure equitable access to charging infrastructure, and opportunities to maximize the benefits of utility investment in charging infrastructure.