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Getting onboard

Getting onboard 

Tech Mahindra Ltd. has announced which partners will be climbing on board for the Intelligent Electric Vehicle Charging System (IEVCS) Project. As of now, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), SAP Canada and Nissan Canada are joining the mission to provide Ontario with clean energy.

The project is starting out in Niagara with a pilot to test electric vehicle impacts on the distribution system. To do so, Tech Mahindra is recruiting 10-15 users from Niagara-on-the-Lake. The project will feature an In-Home Display to allow consumers to track their energy consumption.

“The potential load impact of electric vehicle charging on transformers presents both challenges and opportunities for local electricity distribution companies,” said Tim Curtis, President of Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro. “Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro is proud to host this innovative project as part of our ongoing commitment to serving the needs of our customers who are looking at using electric vehicles.”

It’s all made possible thanks to sponsorship from the Ministry of Energy and funds from the Ontario Smart Grid Fund Initiative.

IEVCS began in March and is looking to be completed by September 2016. Until then, the project has full support from its partners.

“We are committed to supporting projects that will further demonstrate the benefits of electric motoring to Ontarians, and expedite the adoption rate for electric vehicles,” says President of Nissan Canada, Christian Meunier. “We believe this project will provide a solution to further develop the electrical infrastructure adaptable to electric vehicles.”

With over 13,000 emissions-free electric vehicles on service territory in Canada, SD&G is also looking forward to bringing its own unique expertise, says Jim Avery, Chief Development Officer, San Diego Gas & Electric.

SAP Canada, meanwhile, will be providing the proverbial horsepower with their electric vehicle charging technology.

“We’re proud to provide the Internet of Things (IoT) platform solution for this important project, and to be partnering with leaders in electric vehicle charging technology,” said Lalit Canaran, vice president, Customer Innovation and Strategic Projects, SAP. “The SAP HANA platform and SAP analytics solutions deliver the power and benefits of in-memory computing for real-time monitoring and analysis of sensors across critical infrastructure.”

With a specialized and passionate team, we are crossing our fingers for the future of clean technology.

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