On October 20, 2021, NASEO and Utah Clean Cities Coalition released the report, “Demand Charges and Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging: An Intermountain West Assessment.” This Assessment provides a snapshot of electric billing rates from Electric Service Providers around the intermountain west, and the corresponding charges for electric vehicle fast-charging services.
The Assessment examines rate structures from 41 electric service providers, representing investor-owned utilities, cooperatives, and municipal utilities, and applies nine different fast-charging scenarios. The goal is to illustrate what an electric bill might look like for DCFC station hosts under current rate structures, and to better inform State Energy Officials, Clean Cities Coalitions, and their partners about the true cost of EV charging under existing rates. The report also examines case studies of service providers that offer rates that enable affordable charging at electric vehicle fast-charging stations.
The Assessment was developed in partnership with Utah Clean Cities Coalition and the Western Interstate Energy Board under the CORWest project, a three-year initiative to support EV infrastructure investment and educational opportunities in rural and underserved areas of the intermountain west, with an emphasis on gateway communities to national parks and other recreational destinations in the region. The CORWest project is a collaboration of the REV West states and Clean Cities Coalitions throughout the region. To download the Assessment, click here.