This week, energy solutions provider CPower Energy Management announced it expanded its partner ecosystem with AMPLY Power. Therefore, this partnership looks to offer flexibility to transmission and distribution. Accordingly, this action can help fleets better integrate electric vehicle (EV) chargers as a distributed energy resource (DER).
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CPower Energy Management and AMPLY on partnering to ease fleet’s EV transition
Energy solutions provider, CPower Energy Management, announced that it expanded its partner ecosystem with AMPLY Power. Accordingly, this partnership will offer flexible transmission and distribution options to fleets to better integrate EV chargers as a DER.
Moreover, both CPower and AMPLY will seek to help keep the grid balanced during peak hours through the partnership. Indeed, AMPLY is a leader in providing fully managed charging services to public sector and commercial businesses with EV fleets.
Estimates show that commercial fleets in the U.S. will grow to include eight million EVs by 2030. Therefore, power consumption will most likely increase to 230 terawatt-hours per year or approximately 6% of current U.S. power generation.
As a result, this trend creates a market opportunity of approximately $15 billion for EV fleet charging1.
“As the paradigm shift toward distributed energy resources integration becomes a reality, together with our partners, we’re unlocking benefits on both sides of the meter to maximize the full value of the grid,” said Mathew Sachs, senior vice president – strategy and business development, CPower.
Moreover, “as assets like electric vehicles and their chargers grow in popularity, demand-side energy management programs will become an even bigger priority for grid operators and utilities. Therefore, we’re excited to partner with an industry leader like AMPLY to offer additional flexibility to the industry.”
In fact, AMPLY’s Charging-as-a-Service model makes it simpler for fleets to transition to Evs. This, by assuming end-to-end responsibility for all charging aspects of the EV fleet.
Similarly, the Company said they could drive customer’s utility costs down by optimizing EV charging and other energy use at public and private depots. For instance, the Logan Bus Company, the largest school bus provider for the New York City Department of Education, will be the first project to leverage the new CPower-AMPLY partnership.
“We are excited to partner with a leading energy solutions provider like CPower to add value to the EV fleet industry; for instance, by supporting grid operators as they balance energy demand and supply,” said Vic Shao, CEO of AMPLY Power. So, “combined with managed charging strategies, onsite distributed energy resources provide an opportunity for fleets to be more energy resilient. Also, to reduce costs while strengthening their local grids.”
On the user’s side, Corey Muirhead, Executive Vice President of Logan Bus Company, said: “Logan is happy to be a part of this dream team supporting the sustainability of the grid.” Hence, “with (both companies) at the helm, we know we are in good hands and will be well-positioned to play a vital role.”