Hydro Ottawa and FLO to Pilot Residential Charging Stations

Hydro Ottawa

 

Apr 30, 2018

Hydro Ottawa is partnering with FLO, Canada’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network provider, to pilot 100 Level Two charging stations with residential customers in Ottawa. The pilot project will be rolled out in the coming months, and is intended to help the utility understand residential EV demands on the electricity grid. (Shown in map: a snapshot of existing EV charging stations.)

FLO will make available up to one hundred FLO Home X5 charging stations throughout the term of the pilot and provide software services, including real-time monitoring, reporting and analysis of infrastructure impacts, as well as conducting demand response events and determining integration with renewable resources.

Hydro Ottawa is currently working with the City of Ottawa to develop a network of charging stations to support electric vehicle adoption in the city in support of its pursuit of sustainable transportation.

Hydro Ottawa has already installed EV chargers at its busiest facilities for employees, at City Hall, the Rideau Centre, and Brookstreet Hotel to name a few.

“As Ottawa’s local electricity provider we are in a unique position to help accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in Ottawa,” says Bryce Conrad, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hydro Ottawa. “This pilot project with FLO will allow us to learn the impacts of EVs and charging stations on our electricity grid, helping us pave the way to better support electric vehicles in Ottawa.”

Residential customers interested in participating in the pilot, can visit www.hydroottawa.com/ev to register. Quick FactsHydro Ottawa will recruit pilot participants, market the pilot project and manage the installation of all charging stations for eligible participants.

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