AeroVironment licenses PNNL EV smart charger controller technology

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The PNNL technology tells a vehicle’s battery charger when to start and stop charging based upon existing conditions on the electrical grid. has licensed smart charging controller technology developed at the US Department of Energy (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for incorporation into its charging station equipment. Infrastructure Plug-ins Smart charging Smart Grid

ZAP licenses PNNL’s Smart Charger Controller Technology

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ZAP has entered into a non-exclusive license for the Smart Charger Controller technology developed at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Earlier post.) ZAP plans to use the technology its charging stations internationally. The controller technology allows electric car owners to recharge their rides at times of lowest cost and least stress on the grid.


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PNNL Develops Plug-in Vehicle Smart Charger Controller for Managing Peak Demands in Grid

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have developed a Smart Charger Controller for plug-in vehicles that will automatically recharge vehicles during times of least cost to the consumer and lower demand for power. Widespread use of these devices could help advance a smart power grid. The Smart Charger Controller could prevent those peaks in demand from plug-in vehicles and enable our existing grid to be used more evenly.

Colorado to launch smart-charging pilot program as it prepares for EVs

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The non-profit Platte River Power Authority announced last month that it is teaming up with eMotorWerks, which sells home smart chargers, to sell and install 250 smart chargers for. smart grid charging power gridAs it prepares to launch an electric-car mandate in coming years, Colorado is working to learn how electric cars can help it move to a more renewable energy grid.

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Atlanta’s MARTA orders 6 Xcelsior CHARGE 40-foot electric buses from New Flyer

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Since its launch in January 2019, New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions has installed more than 150 smart chargers across North America. Order marks MARTA’s first electric bus purchase from New Flyer, joins over 40 North American agencies with active zero-emission bus programs supported by New Flyer. New Flyer of America Inc.

HOMER Grid software now models EV charging stations

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The software can model a range of applications, including an on-demand mode which charges vehicles as fast as possible, or a smart, deferrable mode where EV charging is optimized for the lowest impact on the utility bill. The smart or deferrable charging station mode models the intelligent charging of a car or a fleet of cars to minimize the cost.

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GE and Nissan Get Into Smart Charging

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GE and Nissan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly research “smart charging&# stations. For more information, read the article: GE, Nissan team on smart charging for electric cars. Here is the full text of the entire article, in case the link goes bad: GE, Nissan team on smart charging for electric cars. smart-grid lab for three years. Matt Nielsen is lead researcher for smart-charging work at GE’s research lab in upstate New York.

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