In the nascent stage of EV market, regulators and policy makers should not restrict new business models.

Let utilities demonstrate business models of ownership where they will always have role. Don't forget majority of small customers choose standard offer for their electricity services today!

California, Virginia, Colorado have allowed some form of ownership of EV chargers by the utility. In California pilots San Diego Gas and Electric proposed to own chargers, In Virginia, Dominion is not only owning chargers but paying for the school bus (Difference between Diesel and electric).

Colorado Xcel has a more refined approach, they are offering customer choice to either build their own chargers or as Xcel to build for them.

Many people have argued that utilities want to grab charging business, they want to control behind customers meters. We wish this was true, in our interactions we found that utilities are reluctant to go beyond customers meters and risking loosing customers. However, they also understand that the role a utility can play to bring new technology and business models to the market. One thing we all can agree that in order to develop competitive markets, we can not shut off biggest market participant and hope that by magic, small bootstrapped companies will be able to innovate. In fact most of the charger providers/ developers are banking on 100% government handouts in the form of make ready incentives, rebates and favorable permitting and siting. In this scenario one can ask " where is the skin in the game from the private sector?"

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Utility 2
.0 - Post COVID Industrializati

How much manufacturing can be brought back onshore post-COVID-19?

Possible scenarios point to $100-500 billion worth of manufacturing to return to US post-COVID-19. Post COVID-19, conservative estimates can easily add up to nearly 100% of the manufacturing GDP increase achieved in the top 10 US states in the past 5 years.

This is the time to plot a strategy for reindustrialization and to revitalize the utility industry in your states/ countries instead of mourning COVID -19 losses

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New York State will need between 20,000 and 50,000 additional public Level 2 chargers, between 35,000 and 80,000 additional Level 2 workplace-sited chargers, and between 1,000 and 4,000 additional direct current fast charger (DC Fast Charger) ports to support the ZEV MOU goals.

To reach these targets, Staff recommends establishing a statewide “Make-Ready Program” that would provide incentives for the installation of light-duty EV Infrastructure for both Level

2 and DC Fast Charger stations.

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