State Energy Plan

Electric Vehicle Stakeholder Initiative

In coordination with the Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition, the Energy Office has launched an Electric Vehicle (EV) Stakeholder Initiative. The purpose of this initiative is to facilitate a broad, collaborative statewide discussion among stakeholders to explore the opportunities to advance EV deployment in the state. Components of this initiative include:
  • conduct an EV baseline assessment,
  • hold EV educational workshops, and
  • evaluate EV advancement opportunities.

Stakeholders formed five working groups to examine the challenges and opportunities related to the following:

  • EV Infrastructure
  • Incentives and Financing
  • Public Entities
  • Equity and Accessibility
  • Education, Outreach, and Workforce Development

These working groups are continuing to meet throughout the summer to identify challenges and opportunities and to develop recommendations. The goal is to have a set of finalized recommendations from these stakeholder groups summarized in a final report by the first half of 2022. The report resulting from this stakeholder process will be submitted to the Joint Committee on the Electrification of Transportation, a legislative committee that was established by the passage of Act 46


Background

In 2019, the SC Office of Regulatory staff held a stakeholder meeting to discuss Duke Energy’s applications filed with the Public Service Commission of South Carolina for an EV pilot project (Application for Approval of Proposed Electric Transportation Pilot and an Accounting Order to Defer Capital and Operating Expenses). While this meeting was designed to focus on Duke Energy’s application, there was broad support among stakeholders for continued discussions on statewide EV electrification – outside the scope of the applications. This statewide EV Stakeholder Initiative is intended to provide a process and forum for broader discussion.

Survey Request

As a first step, the Energy Office requested input in May 2020 on a variety of topics related to EV electrification via an online survey. Information from this survey will be used to inform potential workshop topics and working groups to discuss and make recommendations on EV programs and policies. Survey responses will be aggregated and presented along with data from the baseline assessment at a future workshop.

Workshops

Join a series of workshops and working groups designed to:

  • Examine the legislative and regulatory environment surrounding EVs and EV charging station access and adoption 
  • Identify challenges and opportunities for EVs and EV charging stations
  • Develop recommendations surrounding EV penetration and EV charging stations in SC
SC Electric Vehicle Stakeholder Initiative Workshop #1
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, 1:30 – 3:30 PM EST
SC Electric Vehicle Stakeholder Initiative Workshop #2
Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 1:30 – 3:30 PM EST
In this workshop, participants broke into working groups designed to examine the challenges and opportunities of expanding EV adoption in South Carolina. Below are notes from each of the breakout sessions:
SC Electric Vehicle Stakeholder Initiative Webinar: Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
Monday, May 17, 2021, 10 AM – 12 PM EST
SC Electric Vehicle Stakeholder Initiative Webinar: Electric Vehicle Rate Design
Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 2 PM – 3 PM EST
SC Electric Vehicle Stakeholder Initiative Webinar: The Power of Stakeholder Groups
Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 12 PM – 1 PM EST