Boulder, Colo., San Carlos, Calif., Pearl River, N.Y. and Poughkeepsie, N.Y. — Aug. 27, 2020 — New York-based utilities Central Hudson Gas & Electric and Orange & Rockland, have launched an electric vehicle (EV) charging pilot program with Uplight and Enel X. The program provides an instant $450 rebate to qualified customers when purchasing select Wi-Fi enabled JuiceBox EV charging stations on the utilities’ online Marketplaces and enrolls them in the Charge Smart Program. This program automatically charges the vehicle during times of the cleanest power generation – decreasing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions.
Uplight, the leader in customer experience for energy users, will use its Marketplace solution to provide instant rebate validation when a customer purchases an EV charger and enrolls into the EV charging program–creating a seamless customer experience that also increases program participation. When a customer purchases a JuiceBox smart charger, it will arrive at the residence already calibrated to participate in the program, without any further enrollment effort on the customer’s part. The project supports New York State’s nation-leading climate and clean energy goals to reduce carbon emissions 85 percent by 2050.
“As more utilities and states pledge to go carbon neutral, it is essential to start bringing their customers on that journey as well by connecting them to critical resources like EVs,” said Josh Lin, General Manager of Uplight. “Driving an EV is already a powerful step a customer takes to reduce their environmental impact, but this program gives customers the right tools to help them more seamlessly manage their energy usage. Uplight is excited to support such an innovative program that aligns with our goal of reducing carbon emissions.”
Program participants will gain access to Enel X’s JuiceNet smart charging dashboard and mobile app, where they can monitor and control their charging routines. JuiceNet Green, a unique software service, shifts EV charging during each session to times when greenhouse gas emissions are lower, and the dirtiest fossil-fuel power plants are least utilized. JuiceNet Green utilizes forecast and real-time greenhouse gas emissions data from WattTime, a subsidiary of the Rocky Mountain Institute. The JuiceNet Utility Edition platform also allows utilities to monitor and analyze demand from participating charging stations and manage charging to respond to and align with real-time grid conditions.
“With more renewables coming online each year, it’s critical we manage new EV load demands efficiently while fully supporting a 100 percent electrified future,” said Giovanni Bertolino, head of e-mobility for Enel X North America. “As New York continues to make strides to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent over the next decade, our hope is that smart charging will increase EV driver access to renewable energy on the grid as well as help New York meet its clean energy goals, conveniently and cost-effectively.”
Interested customers can view their respective Marketplaces for more information:
About Enel X
Enel X is Enel’s global business line dedicated to the development of innovative products and digital solutions in sectors where energy is showing the greatest potential for transformation: cities, homes, industries and electric mobility. The company is a global leader in the advanced energy solution sector, managing services such as demand response for over 6 GW of total capacity at global level and 110 MW of storage capacity installed worldwide, as well as a leading player in the electric mobility sector, with around 100,000 public and private EV charging ports made available around the globe. Enel X’s electric vehicle charging station technology, called JuiceBox®, and its JuiceNet® platform, provide smart management of electric vehicle charging. Enel X has deployed over 100,000 EV smart charging stations in over 20 countries. Enel X in North America has around 4,500 business customers, spanning more than 35,000 sites, representing approximately $10.5B in energy spend under management, approximately 4.7 GW of demand response capacity and over 70 battery storage projects that are operational and under contract. To learn more about Enel X e-Mobility visit our website: https://evcharging.enelx.com/
Uplight is powering the customer energy experience for more than 85 electric and gas utilities around the globe. Uplight provides the market’s leading energy applications for Demand Side Management, Energy Analytics, Disaggregation, Utility Marketplaces, Utility Personalization, Home Energy Management, Demand Response, and more. Connected by a unique Energy Personalization Architecture, Uplight’s platform blends advanced data science with energy-specific analytics, enabling utilities to create the personalized customer experiences that improve customer satisfaction, reduce service costs, increase revenue, and deliver sustainable energy outcomes––all in a simple, fast, and cost-effective way. A certified B Corporation, Uplight is on a mission to build a more sustainable future by accelerating the clean energy ecosystem.