Consistent with the January 12, 2010 Assigned Commissioner's Scoping Memo, the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) on August 3, 2010 issued a ruling setting forth the substantive issues to be considered and the schedule for Phase 2 of this proceeding. In addition, on August 30, 2010, Energy Division issued a Staff Workshop Issues Paper, entitled The Utility Role in Supporting Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charging (Utility Role Staff Paper). Energy Division issued a second Staff Workshop Issues Paper on September 10, 2010, entitled Revenue Allocation and Rate Design: Facilitating PEV Integration (Rates Staff Paper).
Parties were invited to file opening and reply comments to both of these papers. The following parties filed comments during phase 2 of this proceeding: Better Place, California Air Resources Board, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Californians for Renewable Energy, Inc. (CARE), Clean Energy Fuels Corporation (Clean Energy), Consumer Federation of California (CFC), Coulomb Technologies, Inc. (Coulomb), Division of Ratepayer Advocates (DRA), Environmental Defense Fund, EVSP Coalition (including Better Place, Coulomb Technologies, Inc., and Ecotality, Inc.), Friends of the Earth, General Motors Company (GM), Greenlining Institute, Green Power Institute, International Council on Clean Transportation, Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), North Coast Rivers Alliance, PG&E, SDG&E, Sam's West, Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Sam's West/Wal-Mart), SCE, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), The Utility Reform Network (TURN) and Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA).
Energy Division convened all-party workshops to discuss matters set forth in the Staff's Workshop Issues Papers. Workshops were held on September 27, 29, and 30, 2010. Following the workshops, the ALJ issued a ruling on October 27, 2010 seeking additional information on various topics. Parties responded to this ruling on November 12, 2010 and December 3, 2010. 10
This proceeding remains open for receipt of compliance filings and to monitor progress by stakeholders to further refine issues identified herein.
10 The majority of the record for this proceeding is available online at www.cpuc.ca.gov at the link, Docket Card.