House Bill Proposed To Allow Utilities To Charge Ratepayers For Expanding EV, Natural Gas Infrastructure
A bill is being proposed that would authorize utilities to use revenue from ratepayers to subsidize the expansion of electric vehicle charging stations. It would also provide for ratepayer subsidy of the expansion of natural gas lines.
The latter is reminiscent of the bill pushed a few years ago by the late Rep. Bob Godshall. PPA was successful in stopping the Godshall bill. Read more here.
The current version is being authored by Rep. Craig Williams (R-Delaware/Chester), who is serving his first term in the House.
The bill has not yet been introduced and is currently a co-sponsorship memo. Read more here.
When it is introduced, PPA members will be notified with guidance on suggested action for legislative outreach.
PPA is also engaged in discussions regarding Senate Bill 435 (Mensch-R-Montgomgery) that provides rate base support for expansion of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The Mensch bill does not provide ratepayer support for gas line expansion.