June 28, 2015

Electric vehicles and the smart grid get a boost from eMotorWerks intelligent charging stations

eMotorWerks utilizes OSIsoft’s Connected Services to help bring its Smart[Grid] Electric Vehicle (EV) charging platform to the national scale


San Leandro, California — July 28, 2015 — OSIsoft, a global leader in operational intelligence, and eMotorWerks, a leading provider of SmartGrid EV charging solutions, today announced that eMotorWerks has incorporated OSIsoft’s PI System within its cloud-based Smart[Grid] charging platform through a Connected Services Agreement. This revolutionary new solution will further optimize EV charging while improving grid stability.


The solution will provide scalable real-time data storage, real-time availability, and streamlined data flows between eMotorWerks’ platform and Independent Service Operators, Regional Transmission Operators, utilities, and any other energy balancing authorities. Through improved real-time visibility of major grid parameters and consumer EV charging demand, eMotorWerks helps grid operators and utilities improve load distribution and grid stability while minimizing needs for expensive generation or transmission & distribution infrastructure upgrades.


Integrated into eMotorWerks’ JuiceNet platform is OSIsoft’s PI System that combines sensor-based data from eMotorWerks’ network of JuiceBox charging stations with data from electrical utilities and Independent System Operators (ISO’s). The result is a robust, complete overview ofcharging loads and real-time grid conditions used in the JuiceNet load dispatch algorithms, providing eMotorWerks EV customers with faster, easier, and more secure access to the status of their charging stations.                        


Growing EV popularity presents an increasing challenge and opportunity to grid operators and utilities, accounting for large, synchronized loads on the electric grid and undesirable demand peaks.. By incorporating algorithms with user-configurable parameters to automatically manage these highly shiftable loads, eMotorWerks offers a smarter, cleaner, and more predictable grid load to support the growing number of EVs. With up to 10 million electric vehicles expected on the US roads by 2025, intelligent management of EV charging loads is a critical capability for the national grid.        


“We are thrilled to be working with OSIsoft, as they are the recognized leader for operational intelligence across all segments of the energy industry. The PI System is used as the data infrastructure at all ISOs and RTOs in the US, and is therefore a natural choice for us to leverage for delivering superior service," said Valery Miftakhov, eMotorWerks’ Founder. "Our Juicebox and JuiceNet solutions help grid operators and utilities manage large distributed EV charging loads, and help consumers be more efficient in their charging habits. This is critical as electric vehicles become more prevalent in the marketplace. The PI System will allow us to significantly streamline the delivery of these valuable services." 


“We are excited to work with eMotorWerks as our first established EVSE partner,” said Patrick Kennedy, CEO at OSIsoft “Their focus on providing value for the customer - be it price, portability, or power capability - is consistent with our approach. As the distributed energy market begins to proliferate, we see eMotorWerks’ business model as the ideal way to optimize value for both customers and the electric grid. As all of the ISO’s in the US are also our customers, it enables a seamless integration between distributed assets and energy markets.” 


"The Juicebox SmartGrid EVSE is a perfect example of how the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing market dynamics in ways we could not have imagined" said Martin Otterson, Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Industry at OSIsoft. “The PI System is a perfect complement to the thought leadership that eMotorWerks has brought to the table and representative of how the PI System can transform business models through connection and access to a network of historical and real-time data."         


To learn more about the solution you can see eMotorWerks’ presentation at OSIsoft’s 2015 Users Conference here.


About eMotorWerks

eMotorWerks is revolutionizing the EV charging market with its JuiceBox Smart[Grid] EV charging solutions. JuiceBox maximizes charging efficiency & speed while providing EV owners the intuitive control and visibility that traditional EV chargers lack. JuiceBox is also fully Smart[Grid] enabled. By shifting when and how much electricity the JuiceBox network draws from the grid, eMotorWerks helps utilities and grid operators reduce electricity costs, ease grid congestion, absorb excess solar and wind power, and provide rapid response to unforeseen grid events. For more information on eMotorWerks, visit emotorwerks.com.


About OSIsoft, LLC

OSIsoft, a global leader in operational intelligence, delivers an open enterprise infrastructure to connect sensor-based data, operations and people to enable real-time and actionable insights. As the maker of the PI System, OSIsoft empowers companies across a range of industries in activities such as exploration, extraction, production, generation, process and discrete manufacturing, distribution and services to leverage streaming data to optimize and enrich their businesses. For over thirty years, OSIsoft customers have embraced the PI System to deliver process, quality, energy, regulatory compliance, safety, security, and asset health improvements across their operations. Founded in 1980, OSIsoft is a privately held company, headquartered in San Leandro, California, USA with offices around the world. For more information, visit www.osisoft.com