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Business Group Applauds Unanimous Pennsylvania Senate Committee Passage of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Bill

Posted by Monique Hanis on Mar 23, 2021
SB 435 encourages deployment of electric vehicles, sets up processes for charging infrastructure development and utility EV programs.
 
HARRISBURG, March 23, 2021 – Today, national business organization Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded the State Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee's unanimous passage of SB 435*, the Pennsylvania Clean Transportation Infrastructure Act.


The bipartisan bill sets a 2030 goal for electric vehicle (EV) deployment in the state that is 50% higher than current market forecasts, establishes a system for determining the charging infrastructure required to support those goals, and lays out a process for utility EV programs to be evaluated by the Public Utility Commission. 

"Senate Bill 435 removes significant hurdles to growth across the state's burgeoning electric vehicle supply chain and puts Pennsylvania in a position to benefit from the rapidly growing electric vehicle market," said Daniel Bloom, principal at AEE. "It is a comprehensive plan that will drive private investment into the Commonwealth, lower electricity bills for both rural and urban ratepayers, and increase utilization of the state’s already diverse mix of energy resources.”

"We congratulate Senator Mensch and Chairman Tomlinson for their leadership on the bill, and we look forward to working with them to see it advanced by the full Senate," added Bloom.

*Note: AEE offers free, complimentary access to its PowerSuite online platform tracking all federal and state energy legislation and regulatory filings, plus RTO/ISO policy action, to credentialed media. Sign up for a free trial and contact Monique Hanis (mhanis@aee.net) for permanent media access.
 
About Advanced Energy Economy
Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) is a national association of businesses that are making the energy we use secure, clean, and affordable. AEE is the only industry association in the U.S. that represents the full range of advanced energy technologies and services, both grid-scale and distributed. Advanced energy includes energy efficiency, demand response, energy storage, wind, solar, hydro, nuclear, electric vehicles, and more. AEE’s mission is to transform public policy to enable rapid growth of advanced energy businesses. Engaged at the federal level and more than a dozen states around the country, AEE represents more than 100 companies in the $238 billion U.S. advanced energy industry, which employs 3.6 million U.S. workers. AEE's PowerSuite online platform allows users to track regulatory and legislative issues in state legislatures, U.S. Congress, state PUCs, RTOs/ISOs, and FERC. Sign up for a free trial at powersuite.aee.net. Follow us at @AEEnet.

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