In other legislative news, a bill was introduced to allow community choice aggregators to access state funding for electric vehicle charging stations. AB 1814 by Assemblymember Tim Grayson (D-Concord) allows community energy to apply to the CPUC for transportation electrification funds, which is now limited to the investor-owned utilities although IOU and CCA customers pay for the program.
“We need all hands on deck to decarbonize transportation in California. CCAs must also be part of the solution,” said Beth Vaughan, executive director of the California Community Choice Association, the bill’s sponsor.
The bill would allow CCAs to apply for funding for EV charging infrastructure and other types of transportation electrification initiatives.