Southern California Startup Introduces World’s First ‘Demand Clearing House,’
Giving California Flexible Ways to Manage Plug-In EV Charging Based on ISO 15118 Standard
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Dec. 21, 2016 Oxygen Initiative becomes the first data platform company to receive an official Certificate of System Conformance from the OpenADR Alliance for its’ Demand Clearinghouse.
The demand clearing house (DCH), Oxygen Initiative’s technology engages plug-in EV batteries in managing variable electric grid conditions. This innovation mitigates generation oversupply and other challenges attaining California’s goal of decarbonizing the state’s electricity sector.
In service since April 2016 at a demonstration site at University of California, San Diego, this DCH can:
- Ensure an electric vehicle is recharged fully before it’s time for the driver to leave
- Permit a car to authenticate itself automatically through a process called “seamless roaming”
- Give EV’s variable prices and lets the car choose the cheapest times to charge using onboard intelligence
- Compensate EV owners for agreeing to delay charging sessions, which will help reduce load on the state’s electric grid during times of peak demand, or absorb energy faster when power consumption is low and there’s too much solar power
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About Oxygen Initiative
As the first smart grid company of its kind, Oxygen Initiative is poised to deliver the most advanced charge-management system available on the market, opening intelligent vehicle charging to California’s plug-in electric vehicle (EV) owners, fleet operators, charging hosts, cities, utilities and micro grid operators. Oxygen Initiative is the developer and operator of the first and only ISO 15118 standards-based smart charging platform to flexibly manage plug-in EV vehicle charging with data from the power grid. Learn more at oxygeninitiative.com.