AB 772 (Jackson) Electric vehicle charging interconnections.

Electric Vehicles Charging at a Station
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Existing law establishes the California Energy Commission (CEC) and vests the CEC with jurisdiction over various matters related to energy production and usage in the state. Existing law requires the CEC, working with the State Air Resources Board (ARB) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), to prepare and update, as provided, a statewide assessment of the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure needed to support the levels of EV adoption required for the state to meet its goals of putting at least 5,000,000 zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on California roads by 2030, and of reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030.

This bill would require the CEC to require, by regulation, that each single-family residence constructed on and after January 1, 2025, include a rapid compact EV charger and that each multifamily residence constructed on and after January 1, 2025, include sufficient rapid compact EV chargers to serve at least 10% of its residential capacity at any given time.

Existing law vests the CPUC with regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations, while local publicly owned electric utilities are under the direction of their governing boards.

This bill would require an electrical corporation and local publicly owned electric utility, on and after January 1, 2025, and upon receiving a request from a homeowner in its service territory, to install an EV charger at the homeowner’s property within a reasonable time. The bill would require the CPUC to establish accounts to track moneys allocated and reimbursements made to an electrical corporation or publicly owned electric utility for that purpose.

Committee Location: Introduced February 13; not assigned to a committee as of March 2.

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