Distributed Energy Resources, Utilities - May 13, 2022
Connecticut EV Charging Program Begins in June
The first electric vehicle (EV) managed charging program in Connecticut, established by the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA), is an effort to develop statewide EV charging infrastructure.
The Connecticut Electric Vehicle Managed Charging Program launched on January 1, 2022, with managed charging set to begin this June.
The United Illuminating Company (UI), a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. is partnering with Bidgely to help implement leveraging both behavioral and managed charging strategies designed to shift customers EV loads to off-peak periods.
This effort is part of a larger collaboration between UI, the PURA and other stakeholders to develop statewide EV charging infrastructure to support the state’s goal of having 125,000 to 150,000 electric vehicles on the roads by 2025.
“I am excited that Bidgely is bringing their cutting-edge technology to the EV charging program in Connecticut,” said Frank Reynolds, President & CEO of UI in a statement. “Together, we can continue to put this state on the map as a leader in a clean energy future for the region.”
“As more of our customers become EV owners, we need to develop strategies that manage the impacts of wide-scale charging on the grid while giving customers choice and control. This program incentivizes customers to charge during off-peak hours through behaviorally focused messages that encourage load shifting and direct managed charging via cutting-edge telematic technology,” said Rick Rosa, AVANGRID’s EV manager. “Bidgely provides a scalable, cost-effective solution that works for all customers while minimizing impacts to the grid from the inevitable wide-scale adoption of EVs.”