Bill Text: NJ S3102 | 2022-2023 | Regular Session | Introduced

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Bill Title: Establishes uptime requirement for electric vehicle charging station incentive programs.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2023-11-30 - Reported out of Asm. Comm. with Amendments, and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee [S3102 Detail]

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SENATE, No. 3102

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

220th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED SEPTEMBER 29, 2022

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  BOB SMITH

District 17 (Middlesex and Somerset)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Establishes uptime requirement for electric vehicle charging station incentive programs administered by BPU.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning electric vehicle charging station incentive programs and supplementing P.L.2019, c.362 (C.48:25-1 et seq.).

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    The Board of Public Utilities shall require, as a condition of providing any incentive for the installation of electric vehicle service equipment pursuant to P.L.2019, c.362 (C.48:25-1 et seq.) or any other State law, that the electric vehicle service equipment is operational at least 95 percent of the time, as measured on an annual basis.  The board shall develop and implement a process to establish, monitor compliance with, and enforce this requirement.

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill would direct the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to establish a requirement, as a condition of providing any incentive for the installation of electric vehicle service equipment pursuant to P.L.2019, c.362 (C.48:25-1 et seq.) or any other State law, that the station is operational at least 95 percent of the time, as measured on an annual basis..  The bill would also direct the BPU to develop and implement a process to establish, monitor compliance with, and enforce this requirement.  As used in the bill, "electric vehicle service equipment" means the equipment, including the cables, cords, conductors, connectors, couplers, enclosures, attachment plugs, power outlets, switches and controls, network interfaces, and point of sale equipment and associated apparatus designed and used for the purpose of transferring energy from the electric supply system to a plug-in electric vehicle.

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