Delta demonstrates EV chargers with smart grid communication capabilities in DOE program; WiFi and ZigBee
10 October 2013
Delta Products Corporation demonstrated its latest smart Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) as part of the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) 3-year program that Delta was awarded in 2012, targeting to reduce 50% of EV charging system cost compared to today’s technologies. (Earlier post.)
The demonstration was held in Detroit at the headquarters of DTE Energy, a nationwide utility and energy company. Delta showcased its new AC charger equipped with both ZigBee and Wi-Fi communication protocols, which is able to achieve real-time energy management.
The smart EVSE is also considered an important milestone as Program Gate G4: 1st Generation Prototype Testing. In attendance were representatives from DOE, DTE, National Labs, Mercedes Benz, KVA, GM, Ford, Chrysler and Bosch.
Through Demand Response Load Control (DRLC), Delta’s chargers can charge EV/PHEV’s when electricity is of less demand and cheaper based on the electricity load and pricing information collected from smart meters via ZigBee.
Delta also demonstrated their latest Site Management System (SMS), which monitors charging information such as voltage, amperes and charging duration in real time. The Delta SMS can also be integrated to the energy management systems of residential and commercial buildings to further enhance energy efficiency.
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