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The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) has issued a request for comments on the investigation of electric vehicles docket. Comments are due May 20, 2019.

Next Step

PSCW will review the stakeholder comments and draft a report. 

 

PSCW unanimously voted on Feb. 21 to open a generic docket for the investigation of electric vehicle (EV) policy and regulation. The Notice of Investigation lists eight considerations that the Commission’s investigation will include, such as EV impacts on electric storage and transmission; policies and standards of electric utilities regarding EVs; and consumer expectations regarding EVs.

At the open meeting, there was not much discussion on the new docket. PSCW then-Chair Ellen Nowak and Commissioner Mike Huebsch both noted that PSCW may not want to provide anticipatory regulation and instead should let the free market play out. Commissioner Valcq noted she is in favor of these types of generic proceedings and wants PSCW to be “out in front of” issues.

 

Timeline

February 21, 2019 PSCW opened generic docket for investigation of EV policy and regulation.
April 8, 2019 PSCW issued request for comments.

 

Administration Documents

PSCW Docket # 5-EI-156

Notice of Investigation

 

Hamilton Resources

PSCW Approves Notice of Investigation of Electric Vehicles Feb. 22, 2019