The BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) has issued a first phase report arising from its “Electric Vehicle Charging Service Inquiry” proceedings.

The BCUC is essentially ruling that all EV chargers will be exempt from regulation paving the way for the reselling of electricity for EV charging by anyone in an open market.

Final implementation is expected soon, and it will mean that any party may charge for EV charging services and be exempt from regulation with respect to providing such services.

A subsequent phase two of this inquiry will deal with whether or not a General Tariff Rate will apply for Public Utilities (such as BC Hydro and Fortis) providing EV charging services and the issue of whether or not utilities will being able to invest in EV infrastructure using base revenues.

As a registered intervener in the report, the VEVC has been provided a link to the full interim report. You can find it here.