Beware Retailers: Paying for Your Competition’s Infrastructure for EVs

Tuesday, Oct 9 | 8:00am – 9:00am

Location: Conf Room 3
Track: Government Relations
Recommended Audience: 1-2 Stores; 3-25 Stores; 26-500 Stores; 500+ Stores

In many states, electric utility companies are looking to build electric vehicle charging infrastructure – not only in residential and commercial buildings, but also charging stations along roads and highways – in direct competition with fuel retailers.  And, they are looking to ratepayers to pay for this infrastructure even if the consumer doesn’t own an electric vehicle.  Thus, retailers, who are ratepayers too, may be required to pay their competitor’s costs as well. During this session, we will lay out the issue and impact on fuel retailers, along updating participants on what they are doing to fight this effort and provide tools for retailers to engage with public utility commissions.

Director, Government Relations
Steptoe & Johnson LLC
Marketing Issues Manager
American Petroleum Institute