EV charging solution provider eMotorWerks has incorporated OSIsoft’s PI System within its cloud-based Smart[Grid] charging platform. The collaboration aims to streamline data flows between EV charging networks and providers of energy resources on the grid.
OSIsoft’s PI System aggregates data from electrical utilities, Independent Service Operators (ISOs) and Regional Transmission Operators (RTOs), while eMotorWerks’ JuiceNet platform provides sensor-based data from its network of JuiceBox charging stations. Together, the companies offer an overview of charging loads and real-time grid conditions.
“OSIsoft is the recognized leader for operational intelligence across all segments of the energy industry. The PI System is used as the data infrastructure at all ISOs and RTOs in the US, and is therefore a natural choice for us to leverage for delivering superior service,” said Valery Miftakhov, eMotorWerks’ founder. “Our Juicebox and JuiceNet solutions help grid operators and utilities manage large distributed EV charging loads, and help consumers be more efficient in their charging habits. The PI System will allow us to significantly streamline the delivery of these valuable services.”
“As the distributed energy market begins to proliferate, we see eMotorWerks’ business model as the ideal way to optimize value for both customers and the electric grid,” said Patrick Kennedy, CEO at OSIsoft. “As all of the ISOs in the US are also our customers, it enables a seamless integration between distributed assets and energy markets.”
“The Juicebox SmartGrid EVSE is a perfect example of how the Internet of Things is changing market dynamics in ways we could not have imagined” said Martin Otterson, Senior VP at OSIsoft. “The PI System is a perfect complement to the thought leadership that eMotorWerks has brought to the table and representative of how the PI System can transform business models through connection and access to a network of historical and real-time data.”