Powerflex’s Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) project is underway with the recent installation of a suite of 16 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). The new stations are a win-win for both NWTC employees and PowerFlex…
PowerFlex is a service company that develops, deploys and manages large-scale adaptive charging networks that enable mass charging and a greener building. Their adaptive electric vehicle (EV) charging technology provides a target charging capacity at 40% lower infrastructure and operating costs, reducing the carbon footprint of a building by tracking renewable generation and demand response signals from the grid.
Hardware and/or software technologies actively manage resources or enable resources to communicate with one another.
To reduce their carbon footprint and drastically improve sustainability, buildings must support renewable generation and EV charging. Electricity generation and transportation combined to constitute two-thirds of all energy consumed and emit more than half of all greenhouse gases in the United States. PowerFlex minimizes peak power demand, thus reducing capital and operating costs. Additionally, it enables mass charging and helps integrate renewables, allowing buildings to achieve a negative carbon footprint.
HOW IN2 IS HELPING
Powerflex’s Innovation Incubator (IN2) project is underway with the recent installation of a suite of 16 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). Because the NWTC has a higher-than-average EV adoption rate, the new charging stations will provide valuable insight and data to PowerFlex while proving the demand response control systems can reduce infrastructure costs and decrease impact on peak electrical demand for the campus.