The Utility Electric Vehicle Initiative (EVU) is a strategic initiative among a group of leading electric utilities collaborating to address key market, regulatory and technical factors affecting the growth of the market for EVs. The mission of the EVU is to advance the electrification of the transportation segment through consumer engagement and education by creating utility programs that help accelerate EV charging infrastructure deployment and by integrating EVs into the electric grid for the benefit all electric customers.

Participants are working to constructively engage state policymakers and regulators, NGOs, and other stakeholders to identify and encourage transportation electrification programs and explore the roles of electric utilities within that space.

In 2021, the EVU’s work will focus on the following priority topic areas:

  • State and Federal Transportation Electrification Policy - Monitoring new initiatives and changes to existing rules including changes to 1) federal EV policy, 2) TCI Cap-and-Invest policy for motor fuels, and 3) state-level policy developments and initiatives.
  • Planning for Transportation Electrification - Continued engagement on the role of utilities in planning for and supporting transportation electrification.
  • Developing a framework for the utility role in medium-and heavy-duty fleet electrification - Identifying market and implementation barriers to creating programs and projects for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle electrification.
  • Increasing engagement with transportation electrification stakeholders - Providing a platform for members to engage directly with key stakeholders on electrification issues and opportunities.

ERM produces analyses and issue briefs, convenes workshops, and shares insights with states and stakeholders on behalf of EVU members.

Current partners include:

  • Con Edison
  • Eversource
  • Exelon
  • Long Island Power Authority
  • National Grid
  • New York Power Authority
  • Orange & Rockland

Resources

MJB&A Utility EV Case Study: Internal Fleet Conversion - New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Southern California Edison (SCE) (November 11, 2020)
MJB&A Utility EV Case Study: Fleet Advisory - National Grid and Xcel Energy (July 31, 2020)
MJB&A Utility EV Case Study: Light-Duty Demand Management - Con Edison and Eversource (May 20, 2020)
MJB&A Survey Report on Electric Vehicle Electric Uility EV Program Implementation (January 31, 2020)
MJB&A Report on Electric Vehicle Market Status (August 14, 2019)
MJB&A Issue Brief on Electric Vehicle Charging Interoperability (May 13, 2019)