SAN CARLOS, Calif., Sept. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- eMotorWerks has announced it has been selected as finalist for Energy Storage North America's (ESNA) 2015 Innovation Awards. ESNA is the largest and most influential gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage and each year recognizes innovative companies exhibiting excellence in energy storage project development.
eMotorWerks' nomination in the Mobility category recognizes outstanding project achievements in electric vehicles and enabling infrastructure and highlights the strength and scale of its energy storage business model and broadscale deployment across North America.
"This year we've seen an even greater level of performance and achievement within each of the categories, proving again that the market is growing and energy storage deserves the attention it's getting," said Janice Lin, Managing Partner of Strategen Consulting and ESNA 2015 Conference Chair.
eMotorWerks' JuiceNet™ electric vehicle (EV) charging network comprises a multitude of JuiceBox™ intelligent smart-grid EV charging stations, which are controlled via a cloud-based, self-learning platform. Already used by over 5,000 consumers and deployed across North America, JuiceNet provides the benefits of other storage and demand curtailment solutions without requiring utilities and grid operators to invest in new storage or demand response infrastructure.
Leveraging the highly-scalable, cloud-based PI System from partner OSIsoft for grid data communications, JuiceNet comprises over 5 GWh (gigawatt hours) of enabled charging to date and represents in excess of 25 MW of peak demand, making it the largest network of smart grid-controllable charging stations available.
ESNA Innovation Award project submissions were subject to a rigorous review process that considered key industry priorities including customer value proposition, project impact, services supplied to the grid, financing model, ownership model, technology, and safety.