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Canadian EV Charger Firm Partners with GMP

Sunday, April 15, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jeff Couture

Canadian electric vehicle charging station installer FLO is partnering with Green Mountain Power (GMP), Vermont's largest electric utility, to participate in a pilot project aiming to deploy residential electric vehicle charging infrastructure while finding ways to lower the cost of the grid for all customers. Through this project, FLO will provide GMP with 50 FLO Home EV charging stations that will be distributed to Vermont home owners to test automated demand response systems.

Over the last few months, FLO worked closely with GMP to make its system compliant with the OpenADR standards. This will allow GMP to share access with the chargers remotely and reduce peak energy costs during periods of high demand to drive down costs for all customers.

"This project demonstrates our ability to help utilities prepare to accommodate the growing demand for electric vehicle charging. As EV adoption keeps progressing, load management will certainly be a challenge for utilities, and this type of smart grid integration is a key part of the solution. We are looking forward to working with other utilities across North America to deploy similar initiatives, as these will be essential to support the development of large-scale electric vehicle charging infrastructure," said Louis Tremblay, CEO and President of FLO.

GMP supports electric vehicles in Vermont and has helped create a statewide public charging network.

This collaboration with Green Mountain Power is just one of many projects FLO is currently running with American partners, as the company is making its first steps into the United States market.

Source: Vermont Business Magazine

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