FleetCarma has been named as a 2018 Grid Edge Innovation Award winner by Greentech Media.
April 27, 2018
April 27, 2018
FleetCarma was selected from hundreds of nominations and will be presented the award at Grid Edge Innovation Summit in June in San Francisco, California.
Canada is the home of our next EV-related award-winning project. Dubbed Charge the North, the project includes 10 Canadian utilities and FleetCarma, a provider of fleet monitoring and logistics hardware and software.
FleetCarma’s devices have been collecting detailed EV charging and usage behavior, all approved by participating customers, to better manage agreements to give utilities control over charging to reduce strain on the grid and leverage load flexibility, while making sure that customers get the charge they need.
The program is the largest of its kind in Canada, with 1,000 EVs participating, and is expected to help utilities plan to leverage EVs for grid benefits. AddEnergie, a Quebec-based EV charging infrastructure provider that operates FLO, Canada’s largest EV charging network, is participating as the network provider for the project.
Every year, Greentech Media seeks to highlight the industry leaders paving the way toward tomorrow’s distributed energy system. The Grid Edge Innovation Awards represent the top projects involving innovative applications of grid edge technologies. They also offer solutions to the technical, business and regulatory challenges of distributed energy integration.
Started in 2014, Grid Edge Innovation Award winners have included start-ups, established technology vendors, utilities, energy providers and others.
Eric Schmidt is the Marketing Manager of EV Ecosystems at FleetCarma, a division of Geotab. He has over 10 years of experience helping Canadian technology companies tell their stories to the world. His work in marketing, design, communications, public relations, print, video, advertising, data analysis, and research has helped increase the awareness of FleetCarmas unique set of products and services. Prior to becoming interested in business, technology, and new energy Eric graduated with Honors in Graphic Design and Advertising from George Brown College.