New York Directs Utilities To Include Default Service Costs In Price Guarantee Applicable To New EV Rates
November 15, 2018 Email This Story Copyright 2010-17 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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The New York PSC has issued an order directing several utilities to include default service costs when calculating a price guarantee provided to customers on new electric vehicle charging rates
Depending on the utility, the new EV charging rates include Time of Use rates for supply, in addition to TOU delivery rates
The price guarantee is available for the first year only and generally provides that the customer will receive a credit for any higher cost that the customer paid under the EV rates versus what the customer paid under the standard rate. Customers must take TOU service for their entire load to be eligible for the guarantee. Residential customers served under the residential TOU rate for the sole purpose of EV charging are not eligible for the bill guarantee.
Consolidated Edison, National Grid (NiMo), Central Hudson, and Orange & Rockland filed tariffs that would, for full service customers, calculate the price guarantee based on the customer's total bill, both supply and delivery
NYSEG and Rochester Gas & Electric have filed tariffs that would, for full service customers, calculate the price guarantee based on the customer's delivery bill only
The PSC ruled that the price guarantee comparison shall be calculated on a total bill basis, including both supply and delivery, for full service (default service) customers. Therefore, the PSC directed NYSEG and Rochester Gas & Electric to revise their tariffs to conform to such finding.
"In order to provide full service customers with adequate bill protection, the price guarantee shall be made on the total bill for such customers," the PSC said
For retail access customers, all utilities filed tariffs under which the price guarantee would be based on the customer's delivery bill only