Intelligent energy network provider GridPoint has launched a new building-centric EV charging solution. GridPoint takes a whole-building approach to managing customers’ peak demand charges by analyzing and managing load across several controllable, grid-interactive assets from a single platform, including HVAC, lighting, and now EV chargers. Customers can also enroll EV chargers and other eligible building loads into automated demand response (Auto-DR) programs, which deliver additional savings.
Buildings across the country are installing on-site EV chargers, but do not necessarily have visibility into how those installations will impact their energy expenses. GridPoint’s technology platform is designed to ensure that EV chargers and other assets are operating as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.
Smart control and scheduling systems allow customers to adjust charging based on times of peak demand while supporting grid program participation. The new EV solution also monitors real-time consumption and provides insights on building usage trends over time. It is technology-agnostic, and can submeter and control any charging system.
“EV charging is becoming an increasingly common feature in commercial buildings across the country,” said GridPoint CEO Mark Danzenbaker. “We’re helping small and mid-sized commercial sites understand and control their EV charging stations and other on-site energy resources using one integrated system. Our smart charging, building-centric approach ensures that an entire building is working as a unit in order to optimize savings and reduce demand on the grid.”