Transportation Electrification Activities Pursuant to Senate Bill 350

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:

Together, PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E submitted proposals to invest $1 billion in transportation electrification over an approximate five year period. A summary of the proposals is provided in this table.

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

Workshops and Events

 Upcoming Events:

Evidentiary Hearings for PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E's Standard Review proposal are tentatively scheduled to start on September 25, 2017 and as needed through October 13, 2017.

Past Events:

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.
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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 

April 13, 2017: The Scoping Memo for the combined proceedings A.17-01-020, et al. was issued by the assigned Administrative Law Judges and Commissioner.

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:  

Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) Working Group

The CPUC, in collaboration with the California Energy Commission, has convened a working group to assess how and whether the adoption of a communications protocol is necessary to enable VGI resources to more economically participate in electricity markets at scale.Anyone interested in participating can email Carrie Sisto or Amy Mesrobian.

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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