Pa. PUC promotes competition in providing electric vehicle charging services

Pa. regulators allow third-party provision of electric vehicle charging services. Pennsylvania regulators removed a potential barrier to competition in the provision of third-party electric vehicle charging services. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission unanimously approved a final policy statement declaring that third-party electric vehicle charging is providing a service and not a resale of electricity under state law. “To support increased investment in EV charging infrastructure, the Commission found it necessary to take steps to reduce any regulatory uncertainty surrounding the operation of EV charging stations,” the PUC’s order adopting the policy statement says. PUC chairman Gladys Brown, who had championed the policy statement, hailed its final adoption as “a large step toward designing a regulatory landscape which supports innovative and dynamic pricing for electric vehicle charging.”

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