Sep 21, 2019
Updated smart EV chargers installed at New York Power Authority headquarters
September 2019, WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK: A smart EV charging system that features artificial intelligence is now charging electric vehicles in New York, in the parking structure of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) offices in White Plains. This installation of hardware and software by the startup MOEV Inc. (MOEV), pronounced “move,” effectively puts MOEV on both U.S. coasts.
The MOEV system is being used to charge the electric vehicles of NYPA employees and to conduct various smart EV charging tests. The system is able to power multiple cars simultaneously and avoid high demand charges by distributing the load over both high and low-peak hours as necessary.
“Smart charging allows flexible management of multiple vehicles without increasing the load on the electric grid,” said Shayan Behzadirafi, lead engineer on the NYPA project. “NYPA is exploring scalable load management for EV charging sessions and plans to use learnings from this flexible system to further research the impact of an EV charging load on the grid.”
NYPA is an established leader in clean energy and seeks to reduce its environmental footprint across all aspects of its operations. NYPA employees are encouraged to drive EVs and site visits and work associated travel are often done by using NYPA’s electric vehicle fleet. To further accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles by New Yorkers and visitors, NYPA is deploying a fast charging EVolve NY network across New York State, pursuing various research projects to lower the demand on the grid, and raising consumer awareness about EV driving and its potential positive environmental impact.
“We are happy that MOEV’s EV charging system at the New York Power Authority’s headquarters offers advanced artificial intelligence that will play a role in helping NYPA to accomplish its clean energy goals,” noted MOEV’s VP of Business Development Michael Boehm.
MOEV’s EV charging system for the new grid, i.e. the “smart grid,” has been charging electric vehicles in California for some time now, specifically in the solar panel-shaded parking lot of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator in the LA Arts District. There, MOEV’s smart site host management system monitors the “microgrid” and MOEV’s AI-based site control dashboard offers opportunities for time-of-use charge reduction, as well as the opportunity to participate in demand reduction requests from the local electric utility, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.