Regulating electric vehicle charging stations: have your say

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30 August 2021

The National Measurement Institute (NMI) is seeking feedback on policy options for regulating electric vehicle charging stations (EVCS).

EVCS use electricticy meters to determine the amount customers pay. Australia’s measurement laws currently require electricity meters to be pattern approved and verified to ensure accuracy.

The electric vehicle industry has indicated that current requirements that apply to electricity meters may not be appropriate. Internationally, EVCS are generally considered different to standard electricity meters and many countries have put in place requirements specific to EVCS.

We would like input on a range of options. These include transitional options should EVCS be considered different to standard electricity meters and require different standards.

Your feedback will allow NMI to better understand industry requirements and the impacts of the proposed options.

We are currently conducting a comprehensive review of the framework underpinning Australia’s measurement legislation. We expect feedback from this consultation to inform the development of new measurement laws.

Read the consultation paper and provide feedback on our Consultation hub.

Submissions are welcome until 15 October 2021.

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