Charging Infrastructure

Infrastructure Pilot Programs

PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E are currently implementing pilot programs to install infrastructure to support electric vehicle charging at multi-unit dwellings, workplaces, and public interest destinations. Each utility convenes a program advisory council comprised of representatives from state agencies, ratepayer advocates, environmental justice groups, technology providers, automakers, and others to provide feedback and guidance on pilot design and implementation. The three utility pilots will install the infrastructure to support up to 12,500 charging stations with total budgets up to $197 million. This table summarizes key pilot information.

Proposed IOU Infrastructure programs

The CPUC is currently considering several charging infrastructure programs proposed by the state’s investor-owned utilities as required under Senate Bill 350 as described here.

CPUC/NRG Settlement

EVgo installs two types of infrastructure to support EV charging within the PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E service territories at no cost to site hosts: 

  •  A “make-ready” is a parking space wired with the electrical infrastructure to support electric vehicle charging.  Multi-family, workplace, and public interest sites are eligible to receive this infrastructure.  Contact
  • Public fast charging stations

This investment is the result of a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission-approved agreement NRG entered with the CPUC in 2012 to settle outstanding legal issues regarding the California energy crisis. The settlement requires NRG to invest more than $100 million in electric vehicle charging infrastructure in California. NRG is required to submit quarterly reports on its progress in fulfilling provisions of the settlement agreement and provide a list of its public charging stations and make-ready installations.  EVgo is currently implementing the settlement requirements on behalf of NRG.

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