Regulation for Electric Vehicle Chargers

In Panama, a proposal was presented to regulate the installation of electric chargers and the measurement of consumption in electric vehicles.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

The National Public Services Authority (ASEP) submitted a draft document on the procedure for regulating the installation of chargers and measurement of electric vehicle consumption, which included general provisions, charging stations and types of customers.

The official document was presented for comments until March 15. With the suggestions and comments that are received, a preliminary document will be prepared that will be submitted for public consultation on March 26, ASEP reported.

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The general administrator of the ASEP, Roberto Meana Melendez, said that "... this initiative seeks to achieve a manual to determine the procedures and charges that should be charged, the quality of services that should have the facilities and address the claims of the population for any damage to the vehicle by the power load."

Meana added that "... this manual will set out the guidelines for regulating the market, defining the main players and the standards of registers, which will be annexed to the existing ones, in terms of regulations on electrical installations and quality standards."

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The ASEP statement adds that "... In the national territory it will be possible to install charging stations, the categories of which would be: large customers (who install chargers on their premises); distribution companies (who install chargers in their concession area); and private companies or natural persons (who install chargers in a recharging system not connected to the distribution and/or transmission networks)."

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