Pacific Gas and Electric Proposes Subscription Pricing for Commercial Electric Vehicles to Boost Investment

Pacific Gas and Electric Company proposed to create a commercial electric vehicle charging rate class, which would include two new rate schedules – EV-Small and EV-Large – to accelerate EV deployment and support for commercial customers, according to a Nov. 6 filing with the California Public Utilities Commission. The charges would feature a monthly subscription…

Mixed Results for Clean Energy as Ballot Measures Pass in Nevada, Fail in Arizona, Washington

Clean energy ballot measures were largely defeated across the nation including Arizona, Washington, and Colorado, with exceptions in Nevada and Florida. Nevada voters passed Question 6, requiring utilities to acquire at least 50 percent renewable electricity by 2030, but the measure must now pass another round of voting in 2020. Nevadans rejected Question 3, which…

EnerKnol’s Visual Primer – Ohio Seeks to Modernize Grid via Electric Vehicles, Non-wires Alternatives, and Data Accessibility

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio established the PowerForward Collaborative, a utility workgroup charged with monitoring the marketplace to propel the state along its roadmap of grid modernization. The collaborative will examine issues related to electric vehicles and deployment of non-wires alternatives. In addition, its two workgroups will consider integrated distribution planning and data access issues associated with grid modernization. The PowerForward roadmap aims to create a regulatory paradigm that will allow innovation to reach all customers. The plan envisions the modern grid as an open-access platform that helps applications interface seamlessly as they evolve and a marketplace that advances organically, allowing customers to buy innovative products and services from entities of their choice.