[From Daily Energy Insider] FLO, Canada’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, announced this week plans to partner with Green Mountain Power (GMP), Vermont’s largest electric utility, to create residential electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Vermont.
Through this pilot project, FLO will provide GMP with 50 units of its FLO Home EV charging station that will be distributed to homeowners across Vermont homeowners. The program, which is compliant with OpenADR standards, will allow GMP to share access with the chargers remotely and reduce peak energy costs during periods of high demand. This, in turn, will drive down costs for all customers.
“This project demonstrates our ability to help utilities prepare to accommodate the growing demand for electric vehicle charging. 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.
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