The CPUC issues an Order Instituting Rulemaking (OIR) with the goal of expanding alternative fueled vehicles in California...The Rulemaking opened today will primarily focus on specific ongoing issues such as financing options, appropriate rate design, and development of new policies related to alternative-fuel vehicles.
1) The first track will evaluate the potential value to ratepayers and the electric grid of vehicle-grid integration, including the use of vehicle batteries for Demand Response or energy storage.
2) The second track will focus on the development of new alternative-fuel vehicle tariffs in each of the investor-owned utility service territories. Specifically, this may include new rate designs for plug-in electric and natural gas vehicles, including light-duty and medium/heavy-duty vehicles, and policies for residential, multi-family, workplace, and fleet plug-in electric vehicles.
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