Innovate Fort Collins competition seeks EV charging proposals

Friday August 12, 2016 0 comments Tags: Fort Collins, Innovate Fort Collins EV Charging Competition, 21st Century Energy Transition Symposium, EVs, CSU, Innosphere, Mike Freeman

FORT COLLINS -- Proposals are sought for the first Innovate Fort Collins EV Charging Competition  on Sept. 28-29.Innovate_Fort_Collins_logoUSE

Finalists will present their proposals on how to charge electric vehicles in a way that doesn’t overload the city’s energy infrastructure at the 21st Century Energy Transition Symposium.

The competition is seeking proposals for technology to be deployed within the city to understand and quantify the actual electric vehicle charging patterns in Fort Collins.

The objective is to quantify the scheduling, location and electric loads of EVs currently in operation on the Fort Collins distribution system.

Respondents may base their technology and resulting study on data acquisition from vehicles, installed metering or monitoring or advanced meter data.

The proposed approach must:

  • Be quantitative in nature
  • Be able to report on the accuracy and precision of the results
  • Be based on vehicles based in Fort Collins (homes and/or businesses)
  • Be representative of the population of EVs in Fort Collins
  • Provide information for different levels of the distribution system, from individual transformers to substations

The winner of the competition will have the opportunity to test their technology in a real world environment with support from City of Fort Collins Utilities to demonstrate a proof-of-concept and market adoption readiness.

The competition is being organized by the city of Fort Collins, Colorado State University and Innosphere.

Proposals are due by 5 p.m. on Aug. 26.

Questions should be directed to Mike Freeman, Innosphere CEO, at [email protected].