EV Connect is working with two of Arizona's largest utilities to deliver EV charging infrastructure for clean transportation.
In separate agreements, Salt River Project (SRP) in Phoenix and Tucson Electric Power (TEP) in Tucson have selected EV Connect as one of the industry partners eligible to provide EV network and charging management for a collective 750 new EV chargers for the public, at workplaces and at multi-unit dwelling properties.
In each of the two Arizona-based utility programmes, EV Connect will provide certified charging hardware, installation and operations support resources and its open-standards-based EV charging network management platform.
Participants in the SRP and TEP programmes which select EV Connect, can benefit from the company's project management experience, joint marketing, lead generation initiatives and compliance with utility requirements through automated data reporting.
With EV Connect, participants in the SRP and TEP programmes can select from a range of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) from multiple hardware manufacturers, which can then be centrally managed and monitored with charge station analytics using the EV Connect platform.
In anticipation of advanced grid management requirements, EV Connect also features compliance with the OpenADR standard, required for future DR (demand response) programmes.
"Our Smart EV Charging Programme offers incentives as well as technical support to help businesses, multi-family complexes and non-profit organisations add EV charging ports and companies like EV Connect will be instrumental to making this effort a success," said TEP Emerging Technology and Innovation director, Ted Burhans.
"The TEP programme includes US$3.2m in incentives to offset up to 85% of the installation costs and our target is to install a combination of 350 Level-2 and DC fast charging ports over the next two years.
"We are pleased to be among the first in Arizona to leverage this partnership with EV Connect."