Having sold 6,000 residential EV charging stations, eMotorWerks is able to connect those chargers using its cloud-based software called JuiceNet so that they appear to the grid as a 30 MW virtual battery. The company is now participating in the California ISO's demand response market.
In other words, JuiceNet software platform allows electric vehicle charging facilities to be remotely controlled and aggregated for grid-balancing purposes. Individual drivers are not affected much, as only small reductions in charging sessions occur for short periods of time, however, in aggregate that significantly impacts the grid and adds to its flexibility. Also, the company’s software tracks real time sources on the grid, which allows for charging when renewable energy resources are generating.
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