EV Connect to build charging infrastructure for Michigan utility DTE Energy

EV Connect is now a qualified EV charging infrastructure provider under the Charging Forward program from Michigan-based utility DTE Energy. As part of the program, EV Connect will offer chargers to DTE customers and help integrate EV charging loads with DTE’s distribution system.

DTE’s Charging Forward program sets aside $10 million to build out approximately 1,000 charge ports around the state of Michigan. The program will also assist transit agencies, school districts, and other fleet operators in the transition to EVs, and provide technical expertise around EV network management and fleet deployment.

EV Connect produces an open-standards-based charging platform for managing networks of charging stations and their interaction with utilities. EV Connect offers its network and site-owner customers the option to choose from a large selection of charging stations through the company’s certification program. EV drivers enjoy real-time access to station status through the EV Connect driver app, and utilities can manage demand response to ensure maximum control over EV charging loads.

“Charging Forward will continue to accelerate DTE’s engagement in the EV market to further understand EV drivers, EV loads and their relationship to overall system load, and the associated impacts on the distribution system,” said Jordan Ramer, CEO of EV Connect. “EV Connect is building a centralized infrastructure for a future in which everyone from EV drivers to utilities can maximize the benefits and opportunities presented by the large-scale electrification of transportation.”

Source: EV Connect