Community Insider Fall 2017 - Page 23

you may have long-time residents reluctant to give up a “prime spot” they have occupied for years in order to accommodate the EV owners. This is where the association can possibly get creative with incentives. The California Public Utilities Commission requires SDG&E to report usage on every charging station to ensure the program is being utilized and so that SDG&E does not have wasted assets sitting unused somewhere. That said, neither the CPUC nor SDG&E require a consumption threshold at each charging station in order to qualify for the program. SDG&E will not remove the entire system if one of your EV owners moves and leaves a charging station vacant. But if more charging stations go unused and the association is unable to find owners to fill those vacancies, there is the potential for SDG&E, likely at the direction of the CPUC,