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What's Happening in Kentucky

In December of 2022, Charge Ahead Partnership submitted comments to the Kentucky Public Service Commission in Case 2022-00369. This docket investigated the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) Amendments included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the electrification of transportation. For more information on the PURPA Amendments, view the PURPA Amendments blog post.

CAP encouraged the commission to adopt policies to drive the growth of the electric vehicle (EV) charging network by preventing unfair competition from electric utilities and addressing demand charges, two key barriers to private investment. The commission declined to adopt the standards, electing to continue evaluating issues related to EV charging on a utility-by-utility basis but kept the docket open to address future issues concerning the increased electrification of transportation. The commission also encouraged utilities to consider developing, if they have not already done so, time of use rates structures and incentives to minimize the impact of EV charging on peak load.

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A change in public policy is needed to meet our country’s growing EV charging needs. To date, policies have largely been dictated by power companies. And the result has been great for utility companies but not for EV drivers and utility customers. To achieve a successful nationwide charging network, private businesses and consumers must have a seat at the table. It’s time that all stakeholders – from electricity consumers and EV drivers to transportation infrastructure businesses and related industries – be heard. Now is the time for us to charge ahead!