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Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
Independent Electricity System Operator
FleetCarma (a division of Geotab)
Enbala (a Generac Company)
Robertson Bright Inc.
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The objectives of this project are to develop and implement an electric vehicle (EV) deployment model for residential customers. This model will allow the utility to understand the economic, technical, regulatory and customer outreach considerations for deploying EV charging solutions at scale. Through this project, Alectra will encourage access to EV charging in single-family and multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs) as well as encourage off-peak charging behaviour to benefit the EV drivers as well as the electricity system.
The project design will feature two incentive models and a control group, each of which is comprised of a mix of EV owners living in single-family and multi-unit buildings:
- Group 1: Smart Charging
Time-based dynamic pricing and load control
- Group 2: Charge Rewards
Non-price incentive (e.g. loyalty program/point system)
- Group 3: Control Group
The program will provide participants with convenient and affordable access to EV chargers, mitigate energy cost increases, and provide incentives for charging in a socially-beneficial manner.
Results will include reduced transportation-related fuel costs for Canadian homes and businesses, as drivers will be more incentivized to purchase EVs over combustion engine automobiles, and make better use of domestically produced electricity.
The project will contribute to the national economy by developing innovative, made-in-Canada solutions and technologies that drive down costs for Canadians, reduce GHG emissions and demonstrate Canadian leadership in energy innovation.
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