As electric vehicle adoption increases at a rapid pace, fuel retailers must consider adding EV chargers to these sites. And as EV charging instances increase, so does the demand for readily available electricity that can meet that demand.
In fact, fast DC chargers pull hundreds of kilowatts of power that just may not be available from the local grid. And even if power is available, site owners must carefully navigate between meeting customer needs and the potential of high demand charges that may completely undermine the economics and turn an otherwise profitable site into a losing one.
The Sparkion Energy Storage system helps make sure that energy is continuously available even when simultaneous charging instances increase while at the same time, it helps mitigate demand charges, keeping your site operational costs down.
Sparkion delivers multiple values to fuel retailers:
Make sure power is readily available despite
Meet EV charging needs
Reduce Demand response charges
Become energy resilient
Meet regulatory requirements
Recently added EV Fast charges to your sites?
You may be experiencing increases in unplanned utility demand charges. These demand charges occur as you begin consuming substantially more power than previously, due to new power demands by fast charging.
That’s where the Sparkion solution can help: Sparkion’s Demand Charge Artificial Intelligence Engine (DCAI) learns the usage patterns of your site, and in particular EV charging, and uses these as well as real-time site and grid data to optimize energy distribution on site. Learn more about our demand response solution.