Smart Charging for Utilities

We are the first-ever smart charging plug-in. Utilities use Ampcontrol to reduce grid losses and allow more EV charging on feeders.

Local grid optimization
Demand Response compatible
Non-wire alternatives (NWA)
V1G & V2G

Access customizable smart charging for individual use cases

Avoid sharp load ramps due to time-of-use rates

Avoid grid constructions and long waiting times for EV charging infrastructure

Input data from grid management systems (e.g., DERMS)

Combine Smart Charging with Demand Response programs or utility EV programs

Why optimize electric vehicle charging

Rows of houses in the suburbs

The Probem

A low-voltage network in urban areas is likely to be affected by the increasing peak consumption of EVs. A residential area with about 250 households, a 250kVA transformer, and a peak consumption of 180kVA between 4 pm and 9 pm was not designed to accommodate the charging of electric vehicles.

Adding charging for 40-60 electric vehicles, the network will face a consumption peak twice as large as the earlier peak. The transformer now has to provide a capacity of 360kVA during the same period. In practice, this would imply the need to quadruple the installed capacity of the substations/ transformer to ensure grid reliability and resilience.

Graph of smart network capacity for ev charging (Ampcontrol)

Benefits for Consumers and Utilities

Consumers benefit from affordable and reliable charging with very little interaction with our system. With time-of-use rates of their utility, consumers receive a financial benefit. The utility profits through reduced investment costs and improved visualization. Furthermore, the energy supplier has the chance to increase the use of renewable energy by shifting charging cycles when more solar, wind, and hydro power is being produced.

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