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.