The eMotorWerks technology is focused on internet-enabled Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) products that are remotely connected to JuiceNet, a patented, cloud-based communication, control, and intelligence platform that dynamically matches users' historical charging patterns, real-time input, and signals from grid operators and utilities to increase grid flexibility to meet EV charging demand, as well as maximize the use of renewable power.
"Our leading smart charging technology is the perfect solution for Sonoma Clean Power's needs. By taking into account EV owners' historical charging patterns and charging configurations, that take advantage of lower-cost, off-peak electricity pricing, SCP can meet growing consumer demand for EV charging, while at the same time maintain a reliable and stable grid experience for everyone," said Val Miftakhov, Founder & CEO of eMotorWerks. "While customers might not notice these subtle variations in charge speed, they can go a long way to making EV charging more manageable for utilities, and less expensive for customers. We are thrilled to see the eMotorWerks technology play a key role in helping Sonoma County reach its goal of being a 100 percent renewable county."
In addition, SCP customers can participate in the JuiceNet Rewards Program. JuiceNet Rewards provides cash back to participating EV drivers for charging at times when energy demand and procurement costs are high, or when renewables are in abundance, while reducing the need for emissions-heavy sources of energy. The rewards program works by keeping an EV plugged into the charger, and allowing eMotorWerks to regulate the amount of charge to match the cleanest power on the grid. This earns the EV owner JuicePoints, while ensuring their car is at maximum charge by the time they need to use it. By conserving grid energy at these critical moments, eMotorWerks reduces grid demand when fossil fuel generated power is more likely to be used. The savings seen from grid operators are shared with eMotorWerks which are in turn shared with the EV owner.
SCP is providing the residential charging equipment at no cost. Customers are responsible for shipping/handling and installation costs, with a limit of two EVSE per electric account.
This collaboration with SCP comes in tandem with eMotorWerks winning the Mobility Category for the 2016 EPIC awards. Winning companies were announced today in Marrakech during the Low Emissions Solutions Conference hosted by the Government of Morocco, WBCSD, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and ICLEI.
Founded in 2010, and based in the San Francisco Bay Area, eMotorWerks is revolutionizing the electric vehicle (EV) charging market with its JuiceNet-enabled smart grid EV charging solutions. JuiceNet enabled devices, such as the company's connected, high-power JuiceBox charging stations, maximize charging efficiency and speed while providing EV owners intuitive control and visibility. By shifting when and how much electricity JuiceNet-enabled stations draw from the grid, eMotorWerks helps utilities and grid operators reduce electricity costs, ease grid congestion, and maximize the use of solar and wind power. eMotorWerks contracts with grid operators for those services and shares back a portion of proceeds to EV drivers via upfront purchase discounts and ongoing rewards for smart-grid charging. For more information on eMotorWerks, visit www.emotorwerks.com.
About Sonoma Clean Power
Sonoma Clean Power is a not-for-profit public agency, which is the default electricity provider for Sonoma County. SCP offers Sonoma County local control, choice, cleaner electricity and lower greenhouse gas emissions at competitive rates.
For more information, visit sonomacleanpower.org or call 1 (855) 202-2139.
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