NY To Hold Workshop On EV Rate Design, Seeks Comments On Utility Role, Ownership Of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Deployment
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New York Department of Public Service Staff will host a working group meeting on Friday, September 21, 2018 to discuss rate design principles to be applied to electric vehicle charging stations.
Comments were also sought regarding issues discussed at a recent technical conference held in collaboration with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
Notable questions include:
• What role should the utility play in supporting Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) deployment?
• What are the most significant changes the Commission can make in order to enhance the utilities’ roles in supporting EVSE deployment? What are the benefits and problems with utility ownership of EVSE?
• What are the barriers to treating EVs and EVSE as Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)? How does rate design affect the ability of EVs and EVSE to provide this value?
• Should EVs and EVSE be treated as DERs? If so, what factors need to be addressed to include EVs and EVSE within the DER market and compensation structure for DERs?
• What considerations should be taken into account in designing rates for charging stations? For example, should a typical three-part tariff (customer, demand and energy charge) be applied? Should the rate design be different for residential versus commercial use? Should the rate design be expected to change over time as EV penetration increases? Should time-of-use rates be required for EV charging? Should utility residential EV charging tariffs (filed in Case 18-E-0206) be modified?