Electric vehicle charging service, 20.20
Notice of Intended Action
Proposing rule making related to electric vehicle charging service and providing an opportunity for public comment
The Utilities Board hereby proposes to amend Chapter 20, "Service Supplied by Electric Utilities," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 476.2.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code sections 476.1 and 476.26.
Purpose and Summary
On November 12, 2019, the Iowa Administrative Rules Review Committee (ARRC) considered the Board's adoption of rule 199—20.20(476). By a vote of six to three, the ARRC voted to object to rule 199—20.20(476). The Board is initiating this rule making with the intent of adopting an electric vehicle charging service rule that does not contain the defects identified by the ARRC.
The Board issued an order on October 14, 2020, commencing this rule making. The order is available on the Board's electronic filing system, efs.iowa.gov, under Docket No.RMU-2020-2020.
This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.
After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.
No waiver provision is included in the proposed amendments because the Board has a general waiver provision in rule 199—1.3(17A,474,476) that provides procedures for requesting a waiver of the rules in this chapter.
Any interested person may submit written or oral comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written or oral comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Board no later than 4:30 p.m.on December 8, 2020. Comments should be directed to:
Iowa Utilities Board
Electronic Filing System (EFS) at efs.iowa.gov
An oral presentation at which persons may present their views orally or in writing will be held as follows:
December 21, 2020
1 to 4 p.m.
Board Hearing Room
1375 East Court Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
Persons who wish to make oral comments at the oral presentation may be asked to state their names for the record and to confine their remarks to the subject of this proposed rule making.
Any persons who intend to attend the oral presentation and have special requirements, such as those related to hearing or mobility impairments, should contact the Board and advise of specific needs.
Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee
The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).
The following rule-making action is proposed:
Rescind rule 199—20.20(476) and adopt the following new rule in lieu thereof:
199—20.20(476) Electric vehicle charging service.
20.20(1) A commercial or public electric vehicle charging station is not a public utility under Iowa Code section 476.1 if the charging station receives all electric power from the electric utility in whose service area the charging station is located. If an electric vehicle charging station obtains electric power from a source other than the electric utility, the determination of whether the commercial or public electric vehicle charging station is a public utility shall be resolved by the board.
20.20(2) A person, partnership, business association, or corporation, foreign or domestic, furnishing electricity to a commercial or public electric vehicle charging station shall comply with Iowa Code section 476.25 and, if applicable, with the terms and conditions of the public utility's tariffs or service rules.
20.20(3) A rate-regulated public utility shall not, through its filed tariff, prohibit electric vehicle charging or restrict the method of sale of electric vehicle charging at a commercial or public electric vehicle charging station.
20.20(4) Electric utilities and entities providing commercial or public electric vehicle charging service shall comply with all applicable statutes and regulations governing the provision of electric vehicle charging service, including but not limited to all taxing requirements, and shall, if necessary, file all appropriate tariffs.