ClipperCreek Inc. has debuted its ETL-listed, smart-grid-connected CS-40-SG2 charging station, which includes an embedded revenue-grade submeter and a variety of smart grid communications options.
Built on the ClipperCreek CS-Series charging platform and Itron's utility meter and communications technology, this solution will ‘extend a utility's energy management intelligence directly to the charging station through multiple wireless communication interfaces,’ the company says.
‘As electric vehicle charging increases power use across the country, utilities will need a solution that allows them to monitor and control the timing without inconveniencing the customer,’ explains Jason France, ClipperCreek's president. ‘The CS-40-SG2 enables critical functions needed to directly regulate electric vehicle charging cost-effectively.’
New units are being deployed in various pilot projects starting this month, the companies say.