AP1 wrote:Everything you wanted to know about the CPUC and ev rates:
Section 5.4 states that rates will be reviewed in 2013 since "The EVSP Coalition stated that the Commission should revisit existing Electric Vehicle rates after it has obtained a sufficient understanding of consumer Electric Vehicle usage and charging by early adopters. Two studies that will yield instructive results are Ecotality's Electric Vehicle Project and Coulomb's ChargePoint America."
I can't find any information regarding current deliberations of a TOU rate for PG&E electric vehicle owners.
There is a directive to PG&E to eliminate tiers, but only in the E-9B rate:
5.1.2. Residential Separate and Submetered Electric Vehicle Rates
As shown in Table 1, above, SDG&E and SCE already offer separately metered Electric Vehicle rates that are opt-in, non-tiered, and time-of-use. In contrast, PG&E's E-9b rate is a separately metered, opt in, time-of-use rate, that is tiered.15 Therefore, we direct PG&E to file an advice letter to modify Electric Rates Tariff Schedule E-9b to eliminate the tiers. This advice letter shall be filed as a Tier 2 advice letter within 60 days of the effective date of today's decision.
The PUC is apparently hoping that sub-metering costs will dramatically decline in the next couple of years, so that "whole house" rates, such as E-9A, can be eliminated. Otherwise, the PUC has directed the utilities to explore getting rid of tiers for off-peak use by 2013.