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AB-641 Transportation electrification: local publicly owned electric utilities.(2021-2022)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 9624 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

 (a) Each local publicly owned electric utility shall facilitate and ensure the availability of at least one station for public charging of passenger motor vehicles within its service territory.
(b) (1) Each local publicly owned electric utility shall develop a transportation electrification plan, individually, or in collaboration with other local publicly owned electric utilities, local governments, or local or regional transportation planning organizations, to support the levels of electric vehicle adoption required for the state to meet the goals of putting at least 8,000,000 zero-emission vehicles on California roads by 2030 and of reducing emissions of greenhouse gases to 40 percent below the 1990 level by 2030.
(2) Local publicly owned electric utilities are encouraged to include, to the extent possible, the following information in the plan:
(A) Methods to deploy, or facilitate the deployment of, charging infrastructure for light-duty plug-in electric vehicles for residential, public, and workplace settings and that support medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, and public transit within its service territory.
(B) Incentives, such as electricity rate structures or rebates that promote transportation electrification and allow for affordable fueling and efficient integration into the electricity grid.
(C) Plans to coordinate with adjacent or similarly situated utilities to meet broader community or regional infrastructure needs and ensure harmonious interterritory operations of electric transportation technologies.
(D) Programs to promote transportation electrification in communities identified as disadvantaged communities pursuant to Section 39711 of the Health and Safety Code or low-income communities as defined in Section 39713 of the Health and Safety Code.
(E) Customer education and outreach efforts being implemented to inform customers about programs, tariffs, and other opportunities to advance transportation electrification.
(F) How transportation electrification planning is aligned with federal, statewide, or local air pollution reduction and zero-emission-vehicle initiatives, or a combination of those initiatives.
(3) The plan shall be proposed, reviewed, and adopted by the governing board in a public meeting.
(c) Each local publicly owned electric utility shall ensure that a copy of the plan required by this section is available on its internet website.
(d) (1) A local publicly owned electric utility that has adopted an integrated resource plan developed pursuant to Section 9621 or a transportation electrification plan before January 1, 2022, is deemed to be in compliance with this section.
(2) A local publicly owned electric utility satisfying this subdivision shall update the adopted integrated resource plan or transportation electrification plan at least once every five years.
(e) This section does not require local publicly owned electric utilities to maintain or repair charging infrastructure that they do not own.
SEC. 2.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because a local agency or school district has the authority to levy service charges, fees, or assessments sufficient to pay for the program or level of service mandated by this act, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code.