In July of 2023, Charge Ahead Partnership submitted comments to the Public Service Commission of Wyoming in Docket No. 9000000-174-XI-23 (search for Record No. 17233). This docket concerned Wyoming’s consideration of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) Amendments included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and served as the Commission’s investigation of measures to promote the electrification of the transportation sector. 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 concluded there was no need to implement the federal standards but strongly encouraged public utilities operating in Wyoming to consider making tariff filings to address EV charging issues.