Coulomb Technologies Grant For Development of a Charge Point Communication Processor
Coulomb Technologies, a California-based electric vehicle supply equipment manufacturer, will develop and manufacture its Charge Point Communication Processor. Designed for installation into existing electric vehicle chargers and into new chargers manufactured by other companies, the processor will link the charging point to the smart grid to offer multiple services,
The project should result in a complete smart charger network capable of remotely controlling the charging and discharging of batteries and shifting charging loads away from peak hours. Shifting charging to off-peak periods reduces stress on the grid and allows chargers to take advantage of renewable power, which can reduce the cost of electricity and significantly cut emissions from power plants. Coulomb’s smart charge network also will be capable of providing billing, wireless monitoring, and web and cell phone services for consumers.
$1,102,985 from Coulomb Technologies.
Coulomb Technologies, a Campbell-based Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) manufacturer is the sole participant.
Coulomb’s project will integrate hardware and software for charging stations into a smart grid that will help power plants level the load, smoothing out power demand to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cut the cost of electricity. Additional charging locations will spur the growth of all-electric cars and plug–in hybrids.
Grant Agreement Number: ARV-10-012