cmwade77
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Re: GCR: eVgo simplifies, cuts electric-car fast charging prices nationwide

Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:03 pm

SageBrush wrote:
cmwade77 wrote:
SageBrush wrote:It depends what you ask.
Ask a business with a fast charger what their demand charges are.

I have and all of them I have spoken with say that they have been able to negotiate with their utility company to eliminate them for the EVSEs, as most utility companies in California are given mandates to be EV friendly.

Color me skeptical, and I apologize in advance.

What companies are you talking about here ?
For a * 50 kWh* station, right ?
How did the company isolate the charging station from the overall consumption and power pattern ?

Easy, they have them on separate power meters, not really that difficult to do.

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Re: GCR: eVgo simplifies, cuts electric-car fast charging prices nationwide

Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:23 pm

cmwade77 wrote:
SageBrush wrote:
cmwade77 wrote:I have and all of them I have spoken with say that they have been able to negotiate with their utility company to eliminate them for the EVSEs, as most utility companies in California are given mandates to be EV friendly.

Color me skeptical, and I apologize in advance.

What companies are you talking about here ?
For a * 50 kWh* station, right ?
How did the company isolate the charging station from the overall consumption and power pattern ?

Easy, they have them on separate power meters, not really that difficult to do.

Oh, I know it is done; it the cost to do so that interests me. Are you able to answer the questions ?
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cmwade77
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Re: GCR: eVgo simplifies, cuts electric-car fast charging prices nationwide

Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:47 am

SageBrush wrote:
cmwade77 wrote:
SageBrush wrote:Color me skeptical, and I apologize in advance.

What companies are you talking about here ?
For a * 50 kWh* station, right ?
How did the company isolate the charging station from the overall consumption and power pattern ?

Easy, they have them on separate power meters, not really that difficult to do.

Oh, I know it is done; it the cost to do so that interests me. Are you able to answer the questions ?

The cost is highly dependent on the utility company and the location of the chargers vs. where the existing electrical service is. Some utility companies will add the additional meter free of charge, so it really doesn't add any extra costs. I believe SCE charges about $500 for the additional meter, so in the grand scheme of things not too overly expensive.

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