BCUC EV Inquiry Outcome: Private Organizations Are Now Allowed to Charge a Fee

BCUC EV Inquiry Outcome: Private Organizations Are Now Allowed to Charge a Fee

Starting in 2018, the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) had put forward An Inquiry into the Regulation of Electric Vehicle Charging Service to seek market evidence whether to allow and/or regulate pricing on private organizations providing EV charging services. As of 2018, only BC Hydro was allowed to resell electricity per kWh in British Columbia deterring private players to get into the EV charging service market due to a lack of attractive ROI.

On March 22nd 2019, the BCUC has come to the conclusion that there was no regulation needed therefore approving electric vehicle charging service providers who are not otherwise public utilities, as well as landlords and strata corporations exempt from part 3 of the Utility Commission Act, other than sections 25 and 38.

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Owner of Commercial Real Estate? Turn Your Stalls Into Gas Stations With EV Chargers

Owner of Commercial Real Estate? Turn Your Stalls Into Gas Stations With EV Chargers

The fact that no longer million dollars investments are required to provide energy to the transportation industry is a disruption on its own. Currently, anyone owning a piece of commercial property has the opportunity to install public electric vehicle charging stations while generating an ROI within 3 to 7 years depending on the charging station’s location. 


A simple drive around Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, or any of their surroundings will provide evidence of the growing market. The new EV charging infrastructure can’t keep up with the EV sales on our roads putting pressure on the existing infrastructure creating room for new revenue generating opportunities.

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