Bill to Subsidize EV Charging Stations Gets More Scrutiny

Earlier this spring, the OMA raised red flags regarding Senate Bill 307, the latest Statehouse proposal threatening Ohio’s energy competitiveness. Now the bill has been examined by in this article. SB 307 “would subsidize big utility companies’ plans to build a network of company-owned electric-vehicle charging stations while passing the costs of building them along to customers, whether they use them or not,” the story says.

The Plain Dealer quotes Rachael Carl, managing director of OMA’s public policy services, as saying the bill “would expose customers to new costs from the riders that would finance electric car charging stations, while providing little to no guardrails to prevent excessive increases in Ohioans’ power bills.” 5/31/2022