Tesla, EVgo and Electrify America representatives expected to offer testimony on high demand for EV charging infrastructure and need for competitive rates for commercial vehicle fleets in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners will hear from EV industry leaders, EV automaker representatives, and state and local officials at its Tuesday (September 28) Board meeting as part of its review of LADWP’s Electric Vehicle infrastructure policies, commercial vehicle charging rates and customer programs.
Presentations and discussion will focus on LADWP’s plans to expand Los Angeles’s EV charging infrastructure as part of the utility’s overall climate change initiatives. Topics for discussion include challenges to the Department’s overall plans and strategies to meet state and local transportation electrification goals. Topics for in-depth discussion include how best to meet the EV charging demand in LADWP’s service territory, improving coordination between L.A. City departments, and the equitable distribution of EV chargers across Los Angeles, so no community is left behind in meeting future EV charging needs.
The Board will also consider and is expected to vote on a pilot program which will provide enhanced EV charging rate options for Commercial EV customers.
-Board of Water & Power Commissioners
-Tesla, EVgo, and Electrify America representatives
-Dr. Mark Wenzel, Advanced Vehicle Infrastructure Manager, California Energy Commission
-Lauren Faber O’Conner, Chief Sustainability Officer, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti
-Dr. Fred Pickel, Office of Public Accountability & Ratepayer Advocate
-LADWP EV staff
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
10:00 AM Meeting Start Time (EV focus expected to begin at approx. 10:30 AM)
For information on how to stream or listen to the Commissioners’ meeting live, and to submit comments online, visit the Commissioners’ website: click here.
BACKGROUND on Agenda Item #4:
LADWP EV staff will present to Board a five-year pilot program aimed at providing competitive energy rates designed specifically to meet the needs of LADWP’s commercial EV customers.
The program will encourage private investment in the deployment of charging infrastructure in the City to support EV adoption and to meet LADWP customers’ charging needs as the State works to phase out gas-powered vehicles.
Under the pilot program, LADWP will offer two commercial EV electric service rate options to commercial fleet operators, commercial multi-family dwellings and public charging station operators. Both options provide attractive rates to spur infrastructure deployment in Los Angeles, while rewarding charging at off-peak and during high solar generation periods, to take full advantage of LADWP’s resource mix and system capacity.
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