Utilities, Groups Propose Over 1,000 Utility-Owned Public EV Charging Stations In Maryland
January 23, 2018 Email This Story Copyright 2010-17 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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The Maryland utilities as well as certain green-focused stakeholders have proposed, as the result of a working group (PC 44), that the state adopt an "EV portfolio" that would, among other things, authorize the utilities to own and operate over 1,000 electric vehicle charging stations
Under the proposal, BGE would own a network of 1,000 public charging stations
BGE would partner with state and local governments and government-associated organizations to provide public access to EV charging in select areas. All EV chargers would be available to the public, and all EV chargers would be sited on property either owned by the government entities and government-associated organizations, or controlled by those entities and organizations (such as through easements, right-of-ways, or similar legal or equitable mechanisms).
Users would pay a fee to access the EV charger (a “wake-up” fee) and a flat per/kWh charge for electricity. Use and payment would be independent of BGE customer billing (EV charger fees would not appear on or be paid through BGE electric bills).
The proposal calls for Pepco and Delmarva to own and operate over 600 EV public charging stations
Potomac Edison would own about 60 public EV charging stations and some 200 EV charging stations at customer-specific sites (multi-familiy and C&I customers)
Also under the proposal, BGE commits to continuing the whole-house time-of-use (“TOU”) rate currently available to owners of EVs. This rate, known as Schedule EV, is available to BGE Standard Offer Service residential customers who purchase or lease a plug-in EV and charge the EV through a connection to BGE’s electric distribution system