Submitted by mcptwo on June 25, 2013
Many EV Owners can not install a second electric meter exclusively for EV Charging. Even the E9 electric meter does not solve the problem of high cost electricity from PG&E.
After installing almost exclusively LED Lighting and using 94% Off-Peak Kwh, our Model S EV Charging is entirely within the Over 201% of Baseline at a Summer Off-Peak Usage rate of $.30103 per Kwh.
Unfortunately, along the California Coast, our Baseline amounts are almost half of the California Central Valley where Air Conditioning use is acknowledged to require twice the Coastal Baseline.
The best solution to reasonable electrical rates in Northern & Central California would be an increase in Baseline quantities for EV Owners. Since Air Conditioning has been acknowledged to require a significantly higher Baseline quantity, EV Charging needs to be acknowledged as a legitimate basis for an increase in Baseline quantities for EVE Owners.
Any suggestions to accomplish this for all EV Owners would be appreciated. Do we need a petition with the California State PUC ?