In 2021, Virginia Clean Cities participated in the Virginia State Corporation Commission’s (SCC) first-ever Transportation Electrification Stakeholder Process. A series of five virtual meetings were convened featuring electric utilities, non-profit organizations, state agencies and other EV stakeholders in Virginia.
The process was established by House Bill 2282, which also directs the SCC to “submit a report to the General Assembly, no later than May 1, 2022, recommending policy proposals that could govern public electric utility programs to accelerate widespread transportation electrification in the Commonwealth.” From the legislation:
“It is the policy of the Commonwealth that transportation electrification will reduce dependence on petroleum, improve air quality and public health, reduce vehicle fueling costs, and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from the transportation sector. To achieve these goals, among other steps, it is necessary to ensure there is adequate electric vehicle charging infrastructure deployed throughout the Commonwealth. It is further the policy of the Commonwealth to promote, to the greatest extent possible, private competition and investment in transportation electrification and to enable public utilities and the public sector to complement such private investment where most effective.”
The general public now has an opportunity to file public comments to the SCC on or before March 3, 2022. These comments should address the Stakeholder Group Report created by the 2021 convenings. All comments should refer to Case No. PUR-2020-00051.
Interested persons and entities may submit comments electronically by following the instructions available at the Commission’s website: www.scc.virginia.gov/case. Those unable, as a practical matter, to file comments electronically may file such comments by U.S. mail to the Clerk of the State Corporation Commission, c/o Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118.