Michigan Technical Conference on Alternative Fuel Vehicles
On August 9, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) and Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) hosted a technical conference to explore topical areas related to electric vehicle (EV) deployment. The technical conference occurred in close collaboration with utilities, the auto industry, NGOs, environmental advocates, and other experts, to address the future of utility-based alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) programs in the state. Topics included infrastructure advancements; electrical grid planning and investment; consumer habits; utility engagement; regulatory policy; charging trends; and Michigan’s leading role in mobility and telecommunications development.
The technical conference’s discussion will help the MPSC to formulate a work plan that will provide guidance for Michigan’s electric vehicle charging and CNG fueling networks. It also will help to clarify the impact on ratepayers of utility investments in alternative fuel networks.
The MPSC now calls for a continued dialog regarding alternative fuel vehicle charging and fueling infrastructure and how to address regulatory issues.
Comments are due by September 1, 2017 and will be posted in the case file (Case No. U-18368), which can be viewed by the public. Mail comments to Executive Secretary, Michigan Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 30221, Lansing, MI 48909 or email them to email@example.com