Tennessee Valley Authority to install smart charging stations
LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. -- (Business Wire)
Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) and ClipperCreek announced today that
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), provider of electricity to nine
million people across seven southeastern states, will install
revenue-grade electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in collaboration
with selected distributors in its territory. Installation of the
charging stations is scheduled to begin in mid-2013. The solution
includes ClipperCreek charging stations embedded with Itron sensor
technologies, such as revenue-grade metrology, cellular communications
and a ZigBee® communication module.
With these charging stations, TVA can charge utility service vehicles
while accurately measuring energy used. In addition, TVA can retrieve
interval data collected at the charging station through a ZigBee smart
meter interface. The stations allow for flexible control of charging,
receiving inputs (such as charging schedules and control signals for
emergency demand response) from TVA, local distribution companies or
local charging station operators.
“Itron is always seeking ways to create efficiencies for our customers.
Working with ClipperCreek to deliver the revenue-grade charging stations
does just that,” said Mark de Vere White, senior vice president of Itron
Energy Group in North America. “Our cellular meter is the perfect
complement to ClipperCreek’s charging station. Cellular communications
leverage existing infrastructure, making the charging stations easy and
affordable to connect regardless of their location.”
“The ability to provide revenue-grade metering, along with demand
response and load control, allows utilities to provide superior service
and features to their customers while reducing costs,” said Jason
France, ClipperCreek CEO. “Combining our charge stations with Itron’s
metering and communications technology gives utilities a choice of
communications options along with the reassurance of Itron’s
DistribuTECH 2013 Conference & Exhibition
Visit Itron in booth #2714 and see a demonstration of the revenue-grade
electric vehicle charging station.
Itron is a global technology company. We build solutions that help
utilities measure, manage and analyze energy and water. Our broad
product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy
measurement and control technology; communications systems; software;
and professional services. With thousands of employees supporting nearly
8,000 utilities in more than 100 countries, Itron empowers utilities to
responsibly and efficiently manage energy and water resources. Join us
in creating a more resourceful world; start here: www.itron.com.
ClipperCreek maintains its product leadership in the electric vehicle
charging infrastructure marketplace with extremely reliable, safe and
flexible products that have been proven through 15 years of development
and field experience. Since coming into the market the founders of
ClipperCreek have shipped over 16,000 charge stations and now provide
EVSEs compatible with all battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric
vehicles to be shipped this year.
Sharelynn Moore, 509-891-3524
President, Corporate Communications
Source: Itron, Inc.