On Thursday, the Delaware Public Service Commission (PSC) approved an order deregulating electric vehicles charging stations and electric vehicle service providers from regulation.
State regulators across the country have determined that companies purchasing electricity at retail from regulated utilities and using it to provide charging service to electric vehicles are not performing the role of an electric utility or supplier and should not be subject to regulation. Approving this order and exempting electric vehicle charging stations will remove regulatory uncertainty among those in the electric vehicle industry, as well as promote innovation, competition, and private investment.
Currently 32 states, and the District of Columbia exempt electric vehicle charging from regulatory jurisdiction. The order, approved on December 12, makes Delaware the 33rd state to deregulate electric vehicle charging. Additional information can be found on the Delaware PSC website (www.depsc.delaware.gov) by searching for docket number 19-0377)