OAR 860-087-0020
Transportation Electrification Plan

(1) This rule prescribes the required elements of an electric company’s Transportation Electrification Plan (TE Plan), which contains the electric company’s long-term strategy to accelerate transportation electrification in its Oregon service territory. The objective of the TE Plan is to:
(a) Integrate all of the electric company’s transportation electrification actions into one document. This includes, but is not limited to, analyzing the electric company’s portfolio of near-term and long-term transportation electrification actions, including approved program(s), future transportation electrification actions, and other transportation electrification actions such as Clean Fuels programs.
(b) Identify a portfolio of actions, which may include investments and infrastructure for electric vehicles of various sizes, rate design, programs, and services, reasonably expected to achieve the objectives of ORS 757.357 (Legislative findings). The TE Plan should seek to address areas most affected by market barriers in the electric company’s service territory and to provide benefits for traditionally underserved communities.
(2) An electric company must file for Commission acceptance of a TE Plan.
(a) As used in this rule, “acceptance” means the Commission finds that the TE Plan meets the criteria and requirements of this rule and does not constitute a determination on the prudence of the individual actions discussed in the TE Plan. Non-acceptance means that the TE Plan does not meet the criteria or requirements of the rule.
(b) An electric company must file for Commission acceptance of its TE Plan within two years of its previous TE Plan acceptance order or as otherwise directed by the Commission.
(c) The Commission staff will work with parties to propose a schedule for review of the TE Plan after it is filed. The schedule will be adopted by an administrative law judge and will provide an opportunity for written comments by Commission staff and stakeholders, and reply comments by the electric company.
(d) The electric company must present its TE Plan to the Commission at a public meeting prior to the deadline for written public comment.
(e) Commission staff will present its recommendation on the electric Company’s TE plan at a public meeting. The Commission will also consider comments and recommendations on an electric company’s TE Plan at the public meeting before issuing an order of acceptance. The Commission may provide direction to an electric company regarding any additional analyses or actions that the electric company should undertake in its next TE Plan.
(f) An electric company is not prohibited from proposing transportation electrification programs at any time.
(3) The TE Plan must include:
(a) Current condition of the transportation electrification market in the electric company’s Oregon service territory, including, but not limited to:
(A) A discussion of existing state policies and programs;
(B) Market barriers that the electric company can address and other barriers that are beyond the electric company’s control, including any identified emerging challenges to transportation electrification;
(C) Existing data on the availability and usage patterns of charging stations;
(D) Number of electric vehicles of various sizes in the utility service territory and projected number of vehicles in the next five years;
(E) Other transportation electrification infrastructure, if applicable;
(F) Charging and vehicle technology updates; and
(G) Distribution system impacts and opportunities for efficient grid management;
(b) A summary of the electric company’s transportation electrification program(s) and future transportation electrification concepts and actions in its Oregon service territory. The TE Plan must incorporate project learnings and any other relevant information gathered from other transportation electrification infrastructure investments, programs, and actions to ensure that lessons learned are carried forward;
(c) A discussion of how the electric company’s investments, programs, and actions are expected to accelerate transportation electrification, address barriers to adoption, and extend access to traditionally underserved communities;
(d) Supporting data and analysis used to develop the TE Plan, which may be derived from elements such as review of costs and benefits; rate design, energy use and consumption, overlap with other electric company programs, and customer and electric vehicle user engagement;
(e) A discussion of the electric company’s potential impact on the competitive electric vehicle supply equipment market, including consideration of alternative infrastructure ownership and business models, and identification of a sustainable role for the electric company in the transportation electrification market;
(f) A discussion of current and anticipated electric company system impacts resulting from increased transportation electrification and the electric company’s portfolio of actions, how transportation electrification can support the efficient integration of renewable energy, and how the TE Plan is designed to address these system impacts; and
(g) A discussion of how programs and concepts in the TE Plan relate to carbon reduction goals, requirements and other state programs, including expected greenhouse gas emission reductions based on publicly available metrics.
(4) The Commission may direct an electric company to incorporate the TE Plan into other electric company planning documents.

Source: Rule 860-087-0020 — Transportation Electrification Plan, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=860-087-0020.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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