CPUC ZEV Rate Design Forum
In June 2018, the California Public Utilities Commission hosted a 2-day forum to review and evaluate electric rate designs that could support the state's zero-emission vehicle goals.
The forum was intended to spur conversation on strategies to meet the goals established by Governor Jerry Brown's executive order B-48-18: having 5 million light-duty zero-emissions vehicles (battery electric and hydrogen electric) on the road by 2030, as well as enough fueling stations in the state to support those vehicles.
The CPUC ZEV Rate Design Forum identified the existing utility rates available for residential ZEV drivers, commercial fleets of ZEVs (light-duty and medium-/heavy-duty), and hydrogen fuel producers and suppliers, and discuss challenges and opportunities for to designing optimal rates to support ZEV adoption.
Key Concepts Underlying Electric Rate Design Bob Levin (CPUC) Senior Analyst, Retail Rates
Rate Design to Maximize Grid Benefits, Carl Linvill (Regulatory Assistance Project)
Overview of CPUC Transportation Electrification Activities Carrie Sisto (CPUC), Energy Analyst, Electric Vehicles
Current San Diego Gas & Electric ZEV Rates Cynthia Fang, SDG&E
Current Sacramento Municipal Utility District ZEV Rates James Frasher, SMUD
Current Southern California Edison ZEV Rates Russ Garwacki, SCE
Addressing Grid Constraints Through Rate Design Andrew Campbell, Energy Institute
Rate Design for DC Fast Charging Chris Nelder, Rocky Mountain Institute
Rate Structures Supporting Electrified Transit Michele Chait, E3
Issues and Principles for Meeting ZEV Charging Needs in MD/HD Vehicles Ryan Schuchard, CALSTART
State Actions to Support Hydrogen Production and Distribution Gia Brazil Vacin, GO-Biz
Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles and Hydrogen Fuel in California Bill Elrick, California Fuel Cell Partnership
H2 Panelist Slides on Costs of H2 Production (NREL, FirstElement, Stratos Fuel)
TURN ZEV Rates Analysis Eric Borden, TURN
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Study: Clean vehicles as an enabler for a clean electricity grid