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What's Happening in Maryland

Maryland’s utilities are well established in the EV charging market, having received permission from the Public Service Commission (PSC) to own and operate hundreds of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. These utility owned and ratepayer funded chargers are stifling private investment as businesses cannot rationally invest in EV charging services to compete with regulated monopolies on an unlevel playing field.

When the PSC approved the utility EV programs in 2019 a requirement for regular updates from the utilities on the progress and implementation of the programs was required with the most recent updates being filed in March of 2024. Information on the utility programs, including the most recent reports, can be found in the docket for Case 9478.

Following the filing of the March 2024 reports, the PSC opened an opportunity for written comments evaluating the utility programs to this point as well as the appropriate role for the utilities within the EV charging sector moving forward. Charge Ahead Partnership submitted comments before this window closed on May 1 and is planning to participate in the May 16 hearing before the Commission.

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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!