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Electric vehicle charging; commercial tariff
Public Service (PBS) CHAPTER 48, ARTICLE 4
§ 66-s. Electric vehicle charging; commercial tariff. 1. Definitions.
For purposes of this section, the term "electric vehicles" shall mean
and include a motor vehicle that:

(a) was manufactured for use primarily on public streets, roads and

(b) the powertrain of which has not been modified from the original
manufacturer's specifications;

(c) has a maximum speed capability of at least fifty-five miles per
hour; and

(d) is propelled at least in part by an electric motor and associated
power electronics which provide acceleration torque to the drive wheels
sometime during normal vehicle operations, and that draws electricity
from a hydrogen fuel cell or from a battery that:

(i) has a capacity of not less than four kilowatt hours; and

(ii) is capable of being recharged from an external source of

2. The commission shall commence a proceeding to establish a
commercial tariff utilizing alternatives to traditional demand-based
rate structures, other operating cost relief mechanisms, or a
combination thereof (collectively, "solutions") to facilitate faster
charging for eligible light duty, heavy duty, and fleet electric
vehicles. The commission shall evaluate the relative costs and benefits
of proposed solutions, and such solutions must include, at a minimum:
(a) technology-agnostic solutions so long as such solutions would not
have the effect of discouraging innovation; (b) mechanisms to enable
customers with fast electric vehicle charging for eligible light duty,
heavy duty, and fleet electric as their largest source of energy demand
to opt into solutions without unreasonable delay; (c) solutions for both
existing and new customers; (d) mechanisms that would provide cost
relief for customers during each combination gas and electric
corporation monthly billing period; and (e) combination gas and electric
corporation service territory-specific solutions.

3. The commission shall, no later than one year after the effective
date of this section, after notice and public comment, including input
from diverse stakeholders, regarding a proposal made by the department,
issue an order approving or modifying such proposal.

4. The commission shall, no sooner than eighteen months of the date of
such order, and periodically thereafter, review tariffs and other
solutions implemented in accordance with this section, for the purpose
of determining whether additional or other relief should be afforded to
customers, or other changes to any tariffs or other solutions are

5. Each combination gas and electric corporation shall, within sixty
days of the order issued pursuant to subdivision three of this section,
file an application with the commission to provide a tariff or implement
other solutions pursuant to the order under this section and shall
periodically report to the commission, on a form prescribed by the
commission, the following information:

(a) the number of customers who have arranged to have electricity
delivered under the tariff or other solutions;

(b) the total amount of electricity delivered under the tariff or
other solutions; and

(c) such other information as the commission shall require.

6. Within sixty days of commission approval of a combination gas and
electric corporation's application filed under this section, such
combination gas and electric corporation shall make any tariff or other
operating cost relief mechanisms available to customers.