Maryland Utility Electric Vehicle Program Mid-Course Review
In 2019, the Maryland Public Service Commission (Commission) approved electric vehicle (EV) programs proposed by the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), Delmarva Power & Light Company (Delmarva), Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco), The Potomac Edison Company (PE), and Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SMECO), collectively known as the Utilities. In accordance with Commission Order No. 88997 the Utilities filed mid-course evaluation reports on September 15, 2021.
Synapse assisted the Office of People’s Counsel (OPC) with a review of the Utilities’ mid-course evaluation reports and proposed program modifications filed with the Commission. As part of this work, Synapse attended utility EV workshops focused on proposed modifications to the utilities proposed modifications to their portfolio of EV programs. Synapse reviewed each utility mid-course filing and prepared written comments to the OPC, summarizing impacts to ratepayers and proposed alternative EV program structures to promote increased equitable access to EVs.