FleetCarma enhances SmartCharge Platform with embedded EM&V services from Energy & Resource Solutions.
September 2, 2020
September 2, 2020
Waterloo, Ontario: FleetCarma is excited to announce it will be partnering with Energy & Resource Solutions (ERS) in order to enhance SmartCharge Platform. SmartCharge Platform is a scalable solution that allows utility companies to profile and manage the electrical load from charging electric vehicles. Currently there are 24 active programs, totaling over 9,000 EVs, with more planned in 2020.
In order to provide an accurate reporting of a program, and to comply with government regulations when necessary, FleetCarma recommends that participating utilities conduct Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V) assessments. Our partnership with ERS will allow them to provide standardized EM&V services that will be embedded into the program design and implementation in order to streamline program delivery, while still maintaining third-party independence for regulatory review.
“By doing program design and implementation work as part of our platform services, we are able to bring substantial cost savings to our utility clients who are using our technologies,” explains Eric Mallia, General Manager at FleetCarma. “Partnering with ERS to streamline the evaluation process with a standardized approach will bring further economic benefits to utilities while still meeting their evaluation needs for regulators.”
ERS has a long history of conducting EM&V of efficiency programs for utilities and other entities across North America. Together we have developed a variety of evaluation deliverables, which include:
- Assessment of the program-wide load reduction (kW), and verification of the total energy (kWh) shifted, during peak times
- Analysis of variation in load-shifting behavior by vehicle type and make/model
- Verification of both the program-wide aggregated load reduction (kW) and average load reduction per vehicle (kW) on the system peak days of the year
These services will assess the performance of the program by measuring the energy or demand savings and verifying that the program is generating the expected level of savings. ERS also offers hourly load modeling tools to develop custom data analysis solutions upon request.
About Energy & Resource Solutions:
ERS serves clients nationally and internationally from offices across North America, providing services in energy program design, outreach, implementation, evaluation, and measurement and verification, as well as custom feasibility studies and sustainable development. Their solutions help improve efficiency, maximize economic competitiveness, and minimize environmental impacts.
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