EV Connect, provider of a cloud-based charging station management platform, has won a $4-million contract from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to install and manage approximately 300 Level 2 charging stations throughout New York State, in addition to 100 charging stations the company is already managing under a 2013 agreement.
For this expanded program, EV Connect will partner with GE and EV Box to provide the charging stations, and with local contractors for the installations.
The NYPA project requires that the hardware and software be built on an open standards-based architecture. The EV Connect platform provides charge station-agnostic command & control; enterprise and energy systems integration via an open API; driver communications and support; and demand-response functionality across multiple charging networks.
EV Connect also recently inked a similar agreement with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
New York’s Charge NY Initiative aims to create a statewide network of up to 3,000 charging stations by 2018.
“EV Connect is honored to have been awarded this follow-on contract from the New York Power Authority, as it recognizes the success of the existing program and the value we bring to the entire EV ecosystem within New York State”, said Jordan Ramer, EV Connect CEO. “When combined with the recent program from NYSERDA, this award enables us to greatly expand our presence within the state, further utilize our utility demand response technologies, and enhance the EV charging solutions we provide to site hosts and drivers.”
Source: EV Connect