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Electric Motor Vehicles Public Utility Services

Concerning measures that affect the development of infrastructure used by electric motor vehicles, and, in connection therewith, establishing a process at the Colorado public utilities commission whereby a public utility may undertake implementation of an electric motor vehicle infrastructure program within the area covered by the utility's certificate of public convenience and necessity.
2019 Regular Session
Transportation & Motor Vehicles
Bill Summary

Currently, public utilities may provide charging ports or fueling stations for motor vehicles as unregulated services. The bill authorizes public utilities to provide these services as regulated or unregulated services and allows cost recovery.

The bill allows a public utility to apply to the public utilities commission (commission) to build facilities to support electric vehicles. Standards are set for approval. When a facility is built, the rates and charges for the services:

  • May allow a return on any investment made by a public utility at the utility's weighted average cost of capital at the utility's most recent rate of return on equity approved by the commission; and
  • Must be recovered from all customers of a public utility in a manner that is similar to the recovery of distribution system investments.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


Under Consideration

Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. K. Priola, Sen. A. Williams
Rep. C. Hansen