PALO ALTO – ev.energy has won the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) Incubatenergy® Labs Challenge, from a field of more than 130 start-ups. The Incubatenergy® Labs Challenge selects start-ups to demonstrate innovative technologies under the leadership of EPRI, Ameren Corporation, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and Southern California Edison (SCE).
ev.energy will partner with Ameren to deploy its managed charging software to EV drivers in Illinois and Missouri. Amid the COVID-19 epidemic, ev.energy’s wireless solution will be deployed remotely without any on-site presence or installation, by connecting telematically to EVs and managing their charging using real-time price, grid and carbon emissions signals from Ameren. EV drivers will be incentivized to stick with managed charging through bill savings and other rewards, with the option to support COVID-19 relief by donating their savings to a local charity or small business of their choice.
Joseph Vellone, ev.energy’s Head of North America, said: “We’re thrilled to partner with a utility such as Ameren, which shares our goal of accelerating EV adoption by making EV ownership more affordable for everyone in the community. By optimizing EV charging for a number of variables, including price, carbon and grid intensity, we will be able to robustly test the full range of benefits that integrated utilities such as Ameren can realize from managed EV charging.”
About Ameren Corporation:
St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation powers the quality of life for 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area through its Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois rate-regulated utility subsidiaries. Ameren Illinois provides electric transmission and distribution service and natural gas distribution service. Ameren Missouri provides electric generation, transmission and distribution service, as well as natural gas distribution service. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois develops, owns and operates rate-regulated regional electric transmission projects.
The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization, that conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public, on a non-discriminatory basis. An independent organization, EPRI brings together its scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and industry to help address challenges in electricity, including reliability, efficiency, health, safety and the environment. EPRI’s members represent more than 90 percent of the electricity generated and delivered in the United States, and international participation extends to nearly 40 countries.