Aiming to increase the use of renewable energy and lower energy costs, Volta Charging has teamed up with eMotorWerks to incorporate eMotorWerks’ smart-charging technology into its nationwide network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.
By using its hardware and software platform, eMotorWerks says that Volta’s customers can access reliable, high-power, grid-friendly charging across the rapidly growing number of stations in their territories. Via JuiceNet, this daytime electric load can now be coordinated with regional utilities, diversifying their resource portfolio and ensuring EV charging occurs with a cleaner energy mix.
“Electric car drivers across the U.S. are demanding broad access to EV charging infrastructure. With this demand, we want to ensure that our drivers are using only the cleanest energy on the grid, which is made possible through the eMotorWerks JuiceNet solution,” says Scott Mercer, CEO at Volta Industries.
“We are on track to double our free EV charging networks through the calendar year, and partnering with eMotorWerks enables us to deliver on not only needs of the driver for charging, but also utilities throughout our network who are actively looking to combat grid overload and promote clean energy usage,” he says.
As reported, the partnership with Volta further complements eMotorWerks’ EVSE and energy management platform by making its JuiceNet technology more accessible throughout the nation’s largest free EV charging network.
According to eMotorWerks, the JuiceNet platform affords automated, multi-tiered control algorithms and load balancing that enables multiple charging stations to operate simultaneously under “peak load” settings that help avoid peak demand charges, excessive strain on local electrical circuits and the local grid as a whole.
In addition, eMotorWerks JuiceBox charging station platform will be deployed in the Volta network.
Through this partnership, Volta will also co-locate standard JuiceNet-enabled level 2 charging stations, such as JuiceBox and JuiceStation, that complement Volta’s existing fleet of free chargers to enable property owners and managers to better support the growing number of EV drivers in their network locations.
“We are delighted to now offer our smart-grid enabled technology throughout Volta’s growing network of public EV charging stations,” says Val Miftakhov, CEO of eMotorWerks. “Additional daytime charging load will also help advance our long-term mission of driving higher penetration of renewable generation via smart EV load control.”