Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy and Regulation Investigation | PSC Docket : 5-EI-156

EV investigation information

Project Summary
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin recently opened a generic investigation docket, 5-EI-156, to consider present and future policies and regulations of electric vehicles (EV) and their associated infrastructure as they pertain to electricity service in the State of Wisconsin. The investigation is intended to be a collaborative process, with participation from broad spectrum of interested parties and members of the public.
Opportunities for Public Participation

On February 21, 2019, the Commission issued a Notice of Investigation (NOI) that listed eight EV-related policy and regulatory considerations to serve as initial direction for the ensuing discussion. Subsequently, a series of questions expanding upon those eight topics was developed and was provided to the public and interested parties for comment.

The Commission received 42 submitted comments on the questions, and issued a memorandum summarizing the comments on September 9, 2019. Commenters indicated that growing use of electric vehicles has broad implications for electricity use in Wisconsin, and presents new and unique considerations for the Commission as it defines its regulatory role.

The Commission has issued a request for additional comments so that the public and interested parties can provide further input on the appropriate next steps in this investigation. Responses to this request for comments are due by Monday, September 30, 2019.

Future steps in the investigation will be communicated through posts on the Commission’s ERF system and updates to this webpage.
Project Contacts
  • Please direct questions related to the requests for comment to PSCEVInvestigation@wisconsin.gov. Commission staff will continually monitor all incoming questions and will provide responses to the Frequently Asked Questions document, which can be accessed below.

  • Procedural questions, or requests for additional accommodations, may be directed to the Commission's docket coordinator, Joe Fontaine, at (608) 266-0910 or via email at Joe.Fontaine@wisconsin.gov.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Content responding to incoming questions will be added to the list of FAQs. Please check back for updates.