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BCUC EV Charging Inquiry - Phase 1 Report

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

BCUC EV Charging Inquiry - Phase 1 Report

January 28th, 2018

The commission issued its report on phase one of the inquiry into EV charging services. Link. The important points that BCSEA and SCBC pushed were either accepted or punted to phase two. Highlights:

BCUC recommends that the Minister of Energy exempt EV charging services provided by any entity except e.g., BC Hydro and FortisBC (electric) from rates regulation by the commission. The commission would retain jurisdiction regarding certain safety aspects. No info yet from the government about how soon this will happen. This is a huge step in the right direction.

Implicitly, BC Hydro and FBC can continue to provide Direct Current Fast Charging service for now. The crucial questions are pushed to phase two. BCSEA and SCBC had asked the BCUC to allow BCH and FBC to provide DCFC, of course.  

No schedule yet for phase two.

External Links for more information:

Phase One proceeding https://www.bcuc.com/ApplicationView.aspx?ApplicationId=613

Phase Two proceeding https://www.bcuc.com/ApplicationView.aspx?ApplicationId=653

BCSEA March 2018 evidence https://www.bcuc.com/Documents/Proceedings/2018/DOC_51108_C6-2_BCSEA_Wri...

BCSEA August 2018 phase one argument https://www.bcuc.com/Documents/Proceedings/2018/DOC_52151_C6-14-BCSEA-SC...

BCSEA August 17, 2018 phase one reply argument https://www.bcuc.com/Documents/Proceedings/2018/DOC_52245_C6-15_BCSEA-SC...

BCSEA January 2019 phase two evidence https://www.bcuc.com/Documents/Proceedings/2019/DOC_53307_C6-16-BCSEA-Ph...

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