NJ BPU BEGINS PROCEEDING REGARDING MEDIUM AND HEAVY-DUTY ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING ISSUES
Updated: Sep 14, 2021
On June 30, 2021, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) issued a notice initiating Docket No. QO21060946 to address medium and heavy-duty (MHD) electric vehicle charging issues pursuant to legislation (S2252) signed into law on January 17, 2020 by Governor Murphy (P.L. 2019, Chapter 362, N.J.S.A. 48:25-1 et seq.) The notice provides a staff straw proposal establishing a - MHD electric vehicle charging ecosystem addressing infrastructure, responsibilities of various parties (e.g. utilities, charging companies, charging site owners, etc.) and notes various issues, such as potential need to reform utility rate structures, and what costs, if any, should covered by general utility ratepayer support.
On August 9, 2021, the BPU issued a second notice setting forth seven stakeholder virtual meetings in the docket, to be conducted via Zoom, as follows: