Utility Best Practices for EV Infrastructure Deployment How to develop an EV strategic plan and build a transportation electrification team Results from two surveys and six utility case studies and SEPA Electric Vehicle Working Group contributions Best practices for utility-led EV infrastructure programs and third-party charging infrastructure interconnection Utility Roadmap to EV Infrastructure Success With electric vehicle (EV) charging projected to increase U.S. electricity consumption 11% by 2040, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, there is no ignoring the importance of EV infrastructure to electric utilities. As of April 2020, almost $3 billion in transportation electrification investments have been approved or are pending approval by state utility commissions nationally. Having the right strategic plan, building a strong team, and providing a good customer experience, will lead to successful EV charging programs. Download this report for recommendations for developing a comprehensive utility EV infrastructure program. Whether EV novice or expert, the best practices are useful for every electric utility, regardless of size, type or EV experience. Key Findings Utilities must start EV infrastructure planning now. Upgrades required could take years to complete. A strong cross-functional EV team is vital to lead the utility through program launch and project implementation. The team should have a broad scope, access to funding, and authority to make decisions. Prioritize the customer experience at each level of EV infrastructure planning and project implementation. Utilities play an important role in their customers’ EV success. What’s in the report: How to develop a utility EV strategic plan, including “must do,” “should do” and “could do” actions How to build a utility transportation electrification team, including staffing approaches for utilities of different sizes Best practices for utility-led EV charging infrastructure programs, including program planning, customer engagement, site evaluation, project design and construction, and customer follow-up Best practices for third-party charging infrastructure interconnection, including the utility’s role in internal planning, customer engagement, and design and construction Policy considerations for program design, including permitting, standards and interoperability, and recommendations to encourage EV deployment in low-income and underserved communities Case studies featuring: Portland General Electric & National Grid’s EV strategic planning process Orlando Utilities Commission, Austin Energy, and Southern California Edison’s transportation electrification team evolution and activities Puget Sound Energy’s utility-led EV charging infrastructure program Utility Best Practices for EV Infrastructure Deployment Name* First Last Email* Company* Title* Organization Type*UtilityCorporateGovernment, Non-Profit & Education Submit Sign me up to receive updates on Electrification?