On July 31, 2015, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) released a new report, Electricity Pricing Strategies to Reduce Grid Impacts from Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charging in New York State. MJB&A conducted the analysis and prepared the report for NYSERDA. The report explores the economic and environmental benefits of electricity pricing strategies for plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging in New York State. The report recommends that New York utilities and the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) pursue a series of pilot offerings to incentivize off-peak PEV charging using both whole-house TOU rates and off-peak charging rebate programs. The recommendations in this report are well aligned with several of the objectives articulated in the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative initiated by the PSC in order to make New York’s electric system cleaner, more resilient, and affordable. Four of the largest electric distribution utilities in New York participated in this project: Consolidated Edison, PSEG Long Island, National Grid (Niagara Mohawk), and Central Hudson Gas & Electric. In addition, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) also participated.
The report can be downloaded here.