Canadian charging network FLO, a subsidiary of AddEnergie, is collaborating with Green Mountain Power (GMP), Vermont’s largest electric utility, on a pilot project that will deploy residential EV charging infrastructure while exploring ways to lower the cost of electricity for all customers.
GMP will distribute 50 FLO Home EV charging stations to Vermont homeowners to test automated demand response systems. FLO has worked with GMP to make its system compliant with OpenADR standards. This will allow GMP to share access with the chargers remotely and reduce peak energy costs during periods of high demand.
“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,” said FLO CEO Louis Tremblay. “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.”