PRESS RELEASE- PUBLIC VIEWS ON ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION REGULATION

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(13/09/2017) – Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), the electricity sector regulator, today opened the path for public to comment on issues pertaining to an electric vehicle charging stations (EVCS) and its users in order to identify and draft the required regulatory tools.

The Government empowered PUCSL to establish a register of EVCS at each distribution licensee- CEB and LECO, issue code of practice for EVCS, determine end user tariffs, issue safety and other technical standards for EVCS and collect information on a regular basis for monitoring purposes. Also, approval was granted to introduce amendments to the Sri Lanka Electricity Act enabling regulatory intervention on EVCS, enabling PUCSL to enforce user tariffs, licensing as well as imposing of safety and technical standards.

Registration of electric motor cars in Sri Lanka has increased from 90 in the year 2014 to 3,238 in the year 2015.
Total registration of electric motor cars from the year 2011-2016 is approximately 4,349 in Sri Lanka. Apart to a large number of electric motor cars, Sri Lanka also has a limited number of electric motor tricycles, motorcycles, dual purpose vehicles and single cabs.

Around 50 privately owned Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (EVCS) are operating in the country, covering all main towns, catering to the growing number of customers using electric vehicles but remain unregulated due to lack of proper legislation.
PUCSL invites stakeholders views, suggestions, recommendation, concerns and comments related to following areas;

a) Requirement of maintaining and updating a register of authorized EVCS at CEB and LECO
b) Code of practices for EVCS
c) Determination of end user tariffs, safety and other technical standards for EVCS
d) Rights and Obligations Statement for consumers of EVCS
e) Issues faced by EVCS and consumers of such centres
f) Issues related to residential charging facilities

PUCSL wishes to introduce a regulatory mechanism to safeguard the rights of EVCS, consumers of such places in terms of economic, technical and safety aspects.
The draft consultation paper is now available at www.pucsl.gov.lk for reference. A printed copy of this report also is available at the Information Centre of the Commission. Those who are interested can submit their written comments/submissions to the Commission by post/fax or e-mail and online via www.pucsl.gov.lk on or before 04th of October 2017.
Further, PUCSL plans to hold an oral submission on the same.The venue and the date of the meeting will be communicated to the interested parties at an early date.

The Consultation document is attached herewith.
Ways to respond consultation,
Write to: Public Consultation on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka,
Level 06, BoC Merchant Tower, 28,
St. Michael’s Road,
Colombo 3.

Respond online by accessing PUCSL Website
Or Email to: consultation@pucsl.gov.lk
Fax: (011) 2392641
Ends.
For further information, please contact:
Anushika Kamburugamuwa
Assistant Director – Corporate Communication
Mob: – 0718622800

One thought on “PRESS RELEASE- PUBLIC VIEWS ON ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION REGULATION

  1. Priority should be given to the CLEAN energy producers. If a service provider producing the electricity by Solar or wind, that will be partially fulfill country’s requrement. So priority given by the govenment will encourage the Service provider.

    The owners can claim rebate for reduction in CO2 emmision in other countries. So we expect the same in our mother land.

    I have installed my first solor system in 2015 in colombo (2.5kwhp) and 2016 in Jaffna (1kwhp).and user of an electric car since 2015.

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