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Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls for regs review over installation of car charging stations

Syracuse, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo today called for a “top-to-bottom” review of the state’s electric regulations to make way for the installation of car charging stations throughout New York.

The review is meant to remove “regulatory barriers” to implement Cuomo’s Charge NY initiative, which would create a network of up to 3,000 public and workplace charging stations over the next five years. That could help put up to 40,000 plug-in vehicles on the road by 2018 and one million in 2025, according to a statement from Cuomo.

“Removing regulatory barriers will encourage New Yorkers to use fuel-efficient vehicles, as well as grow the clean energy industry and create jobs in the state,” said Cuomo.

The state’s Public Service Commission (PSC) will do the review.

Here’s more from the statement:

“The initial focus of the review will focus on PSC jurisdiction over public charging stations. In coming months, the review will expand to look at policies regarding metering and rates and whether modifications are needed to the electric grid to support electric vehicles. It will also examine the extent the state’s solar policies, under the NY Sun Initiative, can be utilized to offset potential increases in peak demand that may result from expanded use of electric vehicle charging equipment.


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