Transportation Electrification Activities Pursuant to Senate Bill 350

Upcoming Events

Commissioner Peterman will host an All-Party Meeting on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, to discuss the Proposed Decision in A.17-01-020, A.17-01-021 and A.17-01-022 consolidated, applications from PG&E, SDG&E and SCE regarding Transportation Electrification Standard Review Projects. Notice has been provided on the daily calendar and a quorum of Commissioners may attend. The agenda for the All-Party Meeting can be downloaded here.

When: 2:00pm, Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Where: California Public Utilities Commission, Hearing Room A, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA, 94102


On March 30, 2018, the CPUC issued a Proposed Decision that would approve, with modifications, four transportation electrification projects and one rate design proposed by California's three largest electric utilities and authorizes budgets totaling approximately $589 million, with a further set aside of $22.7 million for evaluation of the projects. This Proposed Decision, if approved, would be the second CPUC Decision authorizing utility investments in transportation electrification pursuant to Senate Bill 350.

On January 11, 2018, the CPUC approved the first transportation electrification applications under SB 350 from the three large investor-owned utilities. The decision approves 15 projects with combined budgets of $42 million. These 'priority review' pilot projects were considered by the Commission on an expedited schedule. A summary of the approved programs and their budgets can be found here.

SB 350 TE Applications

The CPUC is collaborating with the California Air Resources Board and the California Energy Commission to implement requirements set forth by California Senate Bill (SB) 350 to support widespread transportation electrification. In September 2016, Commissioner Carla J. Peterman issued a guidance ruling setting forth the requirements for the investor-owned utilities’ transportation electrification Applications.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) filed Applications containing proposed transportation electrification projects on January 20, 2017:

The smaller investor-owned utilities, Bear Valley Electric, PacifiCorp, and Liberty Utilities filed their applications and testimony on June 30, 2017.

SDG&E filed an application for medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicle charging infrastructure on January 22, 2018:

SB 350 TE Reporting Requirements

D.18-01-024 establishes utility data collection and reporting requirements for SDG&E, SCE and PG&E's priority review projects.

Reporting templates:

  1. Report Template
  2. Data Collection Template
  3. Appendix A: Supplemental Reporting for Large IOU Priority Review Projects
  4. DRAFT Appendix B: Supplemental Reporting for Large IOU Standard Review Projects 

D.18-01-024 establishes guidelines to ensure the safety of utility workers, contractors, and program participants. The Safety and Enforcement Division has developed a draft safety requirements checklist. SED will update the checklist as they identify additional safety needs.

Past Workshops and Events

February 27, 2018: Energy Division staff workshop on SB 350 transportation electrification reporting templates pursuant to D8-01-024.

  1. Agenda

December 4, 2017, 6 p.m.: Community meeting in Fresno to get input from the public on the transportation electrification plans of PG&E.

  1.  Read More
  2. View the CPUC's Presentation from the Meeting

September 2017: The CPUC held three community meetings to get input from the public on the transportation electrification plans of SDG&E, Southern California Edison, and PG&E.

  1.  Read more
  2.  View the CPUC’s Presentation from the Workshops

August 31, 2017: Pre-Hearing Conference on the transportation electrification applications of Bear Valley Electric, PacifiCorp, and Liberty Utilities

  1. Agenda

July 11, 2017: CPUC Workshop on the standard review projects in PG&E, SCE and SDG&E's Transportation Electrification applications

  1. Agenda
  2. Presentation
  3. Energy Division Staff Summary of the standard review proposals
  4. Recording of the WebEx

May 17, 2017: CPUC Workshop on on the priority review projects in PG&E, SCE and SDG&E's Transportation Electrification applications

  1. Agenda
  2. Presentation
  3. Recording  
  4. Energy Division staff Discussion Document 

February 8, 2017: CPUC workshop for PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E to each provide an overview of their transportation electrification applications:

April 29, 2016: CPUC workshop on the transportation electrification requirements established under SB 350.

  1. Agenda  
  2. Workshop recording
  3. Presentations:  

Senate Bill 350

In October 2015, California adopted SB 350, the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015, which increased established a 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target, the state’s renewable energy requirement to 50 percent, mandates a doubling of energy efficiency, and requires the state to increase the efficiency of travel. Additional information about CPUC’s implementation of SB 350 is found here.

SB 350 orders the CPUC to direct the six investor-owned electric utilities in the state to file Applications for programs that “accelerate widespread transportation electrification.” These programs are required to reduce dependence on petroleum, increase the adoption of zero-emission vehicles, help meet air quality standards, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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