ClipperCreek EVSE Uses ‘Smart-Grid’

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May 27, 2014

As our world becomes ever more interconnected, so do our cars.

ClipperCreek announced a new smart grid-connected charging station, which includes an embedded revenue grade sub-meter and a variety of smart grid communications options.

The CS-40-SG2 is a part of ClipperCreek’s CS-Series, which leverages Itron’s utility meter and communications technology. It was designed with extending a utility’s energy management intelligence to the charging station through a wireless communication interface.

According to ClipperCreek, utilities will now have full visibility and control of electric vehicle charging directly through their smart grid. The new units are being deployed in various pilot projects starting this month.

“As electric vehicle charging increases power use across the country, utilities will need a solution that allows them to monitor and control the timing without inconveniencing the customer,” states Jason France, ClipperCreek’s President, “The CS-40-SG2 enables critical functions needed to directly regulate electric vehicle charging cost effectively.”

Key features of the CS-40-SG2:

  • ZigBee Smart Energy Protocol 1.1 Demand Response/Load Control capabilities
  • Itron revenue-grade embedded sub-meter for precise power measurement
  • Meter data recording, including interval data, registers, and tampers
  • Wi-Fi local access communications provides charging status, metering data, and Utility DR program information to nearby browser-enabled mobile devices
  • Wi-Fi or Cellular as WAN communications for backhauling charging station and metering data including ESPI Green Button data

Source: ClipperCreek

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Started Puget Sound Solar in 2001 with 30 years of construction contracting experience, and a desire to turn Seattle on to solar energy. Achieving NABCEP certification in 2004, Jeremy believes that our customers often follow a path similar to the one he took, starting out with solar daydreaming, then progressing to education on the subject, and eventually leading to action. In addition to leading the company he also does some teaching and speaking engagements about various aspects of solar energy, and experiments relentlessly with various solar, energy efficiency, and electric vehicle projects.

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