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EV CHARGE STATION HOSTS

Opportunity and Preparedness

As the population of electric vehicles increases, enterprises, retailers and service providers are installing electric vehicle charge stations in greater numbers to offer EV charging services to employees, customers, and their own vehicle fleets.

 

Managing EV charging services and operating costs presents a new challenge to charge station owners. For example, utilities assess “demand charges” based on the total power (measured in kW) draw at a site. To prepare you for those challenges, Kitu Systems accompanies you all the way from initial project design to site installation, acceptance, and beyond, all while providing the tightest grid integration, lowest-cost management, and full-featured hardware.

* Hardware and installation services are delivered by our preferred partners.

Complete and Simple Solutions

Kitu Systems’s Grid Action Platform™ (GAP) is a comprehensive, full-featured solution that allows site owners to serve tenants, guests, employees or customers easily and securely. GAP provides powerful, yet simple-to-operate and cost-effective tools for EV charging stations (EVSE) and other DER providers. Convoy™, GAP’s cloud-based server, coupled with Spark™, GAP’s smart device solution, combine to make a complete EV charging station (also known as Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment or EVSE) provisioning and management solution.

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Convoy™

Cloud-based Convoy™ is another main component of the Grid Action Platform™, and is an open-standards DER communication, control, and coordination platform for energy service providers. Convoy™ connects and controls any DER using IEEE 2030.5 or any non-IEEE 2030.5 devices via its API.

Flexibility and Control

Convoy™ gives site owners the freedom to define and implement their own access policy: they can opt to allow free or controlled access to their stations or they can opt to charge drivers for the energy they use.  The platform gives both site owners and electric vehicle drivers access to user-friendly web-based applications for easy management and usage of the service.

Kitu Systems has customers who operate EV charging stations in a variety of settings:

WORKPLACES

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  • Attract & retain employees

  • Reduce carbon footprint

  • Support renewable energy

  • Increase building LEED score

  • Capture carbon credits ($)

FLEETS

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  • Manage & reduce energy costs

  • Control access & usage

  • Get real-time EVSE data

  • Capture carbon credits ($)

  • Enable future Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) applications

MULTI-UNIT DWELLINGS

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  • Increase tenant choice

  • Retain tenants

  • Reduce noise & emissions

  • Capture carbon credits ($)

  • Increase property value and Cap Rate

Features

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Convoy is designed to maximize ease of use by EV drivers and charging site hosts.

  • Highly inter-operable, integrating with multiple Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) using industry standards.

  • Interfaces with energy providers and allows site owners and drivers to monitor energy consumption and cost.

  • Access to user-friendly web-based applications for easy management and usage of the service. 

Lower EV Charge Station Costs

To keep customers’ expenses down, Kitu Systems offers simple, low-cost, reliable hardware from leading hardware partners, and affordable management systems. The Grid Action Platform™ is packaged as a service and comes with free 24 x 7 customer care as well as warranty and regular updates including enhancements for site managers and drivers.

Tightest Grid Integration

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Using open communication standards, the GAP platform is highly interoperable and integrates with multiple Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) manufacturers. Based on IEEE 2030.5 – the standard preferred by utilities for grid stability and control - the Kitu Systems platform offers the tightest grid integration and coordination of any charge station management system. Unlike systems based on proprietary protocols or the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) which is focused on session management concerns, IEEE 2030.5 enables coordination all the way from the utility back office to the EVSE – and in the near future all the way into the vehicle’s battery management system.

SCE Charge Ready 2 Incentives

The Charge Ready 2 program is a Southern California Edison (SCE) initiative approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to support the deployment of qualified electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at multi-family buildings, public sector/government, and business locations within the SCE territory.

EV Charge Station Equipment Partners

By partnering with hardware suppliers and local contractors, Kitu Systems is able to serve customers anywhere in North America.

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Electric Vehicle Charging Services

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Installation & Procurement

Recommend charging station hardware and the most cost-effective installations

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Access Controls

Define access policies to the stations

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Site Management

Make any necessary charger repairs and future installations

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Payment Systems

Charge EV drivers for using the stations (optional)

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Network Services

Manage all connectivity requirements between the chargers and the platform

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Energy Management

Control the load and energy distribution of sites and individual stations

Find Out How We Can Help

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619-569-2208