ClipperCreek, Inc. launched its ETL listed utility smart grid connected charging station, the CS-40-SG2. The CS-40-SG2 is the first-of-a-kind charging station includes an embedded revenue grade sub-meter and a variety of smart grid communications options.
The CS-40-SG2 charging station is a result of the joint efforts of ClipperCreek and Itron. Combining Itron’s advanced metrology and flexible smart grid communications with ClipperCreek’s tough and trusted charging stations has resulted in a product utility customers can count on. Utilities will now have full visibility and control of electric vehicle charging directly through their smart grid. These units are being deployed in various pilot projects starting this month. This solution will extend a utility’s energy management intelligence directly to the charging station through multiple wireless communication interfaces.
“As electric vehicle charging increases power use across the country, utilities will need a solution that allows them to monitor and control the timing without inconveniencing the customer,” states Jason France, ClipperCreek’s President, “The CS-40-SG2 enables critical functions needed to directly regulate electric vehicle charging cost effectively.”
Key Features of the Itron enabled CS-40-SG2:
- ZigBee Smart Energy Protocol 1.1 Demand Response/Load Control capabilities.
- Itron revenue-grade embedded sub-meter for precise power measurement.
- Meter data recording, including interval data, registers, and tampers.
- Wi-Fi local access communications provides charging status, metering data, and Utility DR program information to nearby browser-enabled mobile devices.
- Wi-Fi or Cellular as WAN communications for backhauling charging station and metering data including ESPI Green Button data.