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Re: Electrify America Network

Port Orchard started after Poulsbo and opened several months back.
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Re: Electrify America Network

GCC:
Electrify America reaches 30MW in installed battery energy storage at 140 DC-fast charging stations across the US; behind-the-meter grid services
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/1 ... 03-ea.html

Electrify America has installed onsite, behind-the-meter battery energy storage systems (BESS) at more than 140 ultra-fast DC charging stations around the country, including more than 90 installations in California. These systems in total have more than 30 megawatts (MW) of energy storage capacity, representing the largest roll-out of onsite behind-the-meter battery energy storage coupled with DC Fast Charging in North America, the company said. . . .

Beyond this installed energy storage portfolio, Electrify America is working on certification and initial roll-out of its next generation of onsite behind-the-meter battery energy storage early next year that will support higher peak power or demand mitigation capability in approximately the same footprint. . . .

With the help of Olivine, Electrify America is driving revenue from behind-the-meter services for its onsite battery energy storage assets, delivering consistent pricing to its customers and offering greater reliability than fluctuating gas prices.

Behind-the-meter services such as demand response help support vehicle-grid integration by reducing the need for more costly and often more polluting peaking power plants. . . .

To date, Electrify America’s behind-the-meter energy storage has already participated in more than 190 demand response market events via Olivine in the California Independent System Operator’s wholesale energy market, CAISO—shifting over 125 MWh of on-peak energy to lower carbon intensity off-peak hours creating the largest Virtual Power Plant (VPP) offering in CAISO backed by DC fast charging coupled with behind-the-meter energy storage.
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Re: Electrify America Network

EA has updated their map. New totals are 700 open/117 coming soon, an increase of 27 open since the last update I posted on Oct. 20th when the numbers were 673/136.
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Re: Electrify America Network

On Plugshare Essex CA is *still* coming soon... that's been that way forever and is needed for an I-40 trip. I wonder what's going on with that station.
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I probably skimmed or didn't read https://electrek.co/2019/11/26/intervie ... -chargers/ from Nov 2019 but this quote stood out to me that I wasn't aware of and is yet another read to use their app (or better yet, charge during free juice time when app nor CC are needed :)).
One of the biggest problems is faulty credit-card readers. Not only do many of Electrify America’s stations have connectivity problems, but even when a connection is made, a charging session can be dropped halfway through. That’s because the financial session is open until a final payment amount is determined. The connection gets lost in the middle, causing the driver to start all over again. Using the Electrify America app solves the problem.

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Re: Electrify America Network

cwerdna wrote: Sat Dec 25, 2021 9:14 pm I probably skimmed or didn't read https://electrek.co/2019/11/26/intervie ... -chargers/ from Nov 2019 but this quote stood out to me that I wasn't aware of and is yet another read to use their app (or better yet, charge during free juice time when app nor CC are needed :)).
One of the biggest problems is faulty credit-card readers. Not only do many of Electrify America’s stations have connectivity problems, but even when a connection is made, a charging session can be dropped halfway through. That’s because the financial session is open until a final payment amount is determined. The connection gets lost in the middle, causing the driver to start all over again. Using the Electrify America app solves the problem.
My "no scan" session at EA Lacey Walmart was "auto shutdown'd" at 65% SOC so I had to unplug and plug back in to restart. I don't know if it was a connectivity issue as I heard the charger disconnect and saw the shut down screen on the station but don't know if that is just SOP for any power down situation?
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Re: Electrify America Network

Did anyone else notice EA was adding some coverings in some sites. This one was a revamp of the needles, CA site. I really hope they do this at most or all of their sites.

On a less happy note, their site at Essex has been sitting unopened for more than a year! What the ???


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danrjones wrote: Mon Jan 03, 2022 10:31 am Did anyone else notice EA was adding some coverings in some sites. This one was a revamp of the needles, CA site. I really hope they do this at most or all of their sites.
Nope. During usage of at least 2 EA sites on my So Cal road trip + a whole ton of others (many that I've never been to) in the past few weeks thanks to EA's free juice, I've not noticed any covering at any of them.

Maybe in your neck of the woods it's hot and they're running into the same probs I've seen at EA BTC Power chargers near home: https://www.chevybolt.org/threads/more- ... ost-657664.

Also, the Madera (non-EA) free Caltrans DC FC (maybe both of them) at https://www.plugshare.com/location/303845 had huge black dead circles on its LCD like https://www.plugshare.com/location/303855. I wouldn't be surprised if the heat damaged the displays. These units are also from BTC Power, but obviously not the type that EA uses. I didn't use Kettleman City DC FC but might've seen this prob on at least 1 other Caltrans DC FC site besides Madera.

The new Valley Fair site in Santa Clara, CA (https://media.electrifyamerica.com/en-us/releases/161) does have a covering but I haven't been over there since it's been installed. I posted about that site on the previous page. Before COVID, I used to sometimes go to that mall on weekends and after work, even though it's not at all in the direction of home.

Maybe they're being installed not only for user comfort but also to help better protect the equipment and keep the displays usable?

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Re: Electrify America Network

Been very busy for the past month or so (in no particular order: work, Steph Curry approaching/passing Ray Allen, skiing, finding a booster, more skiing, tweaked my back and was laid up, house/pet sitting etc. etc.) and offline, but hope to start catching up.

EA has updated their station count, 710 Open/114 Coming Soon, an increase of 10 open since last month. One of the sites that opened was Wall, SD on I-90, although you can't currently get there from any other EA site.

There are several new Coming Soon sites in the west that will open up new areas/routes or provide useful infill:

In California, Morro Bay just south of the S.R. 1/41 Jct., plus Kettleman City infill on I-5 @ S.R. 41, between Coalinga and Lost Hills. There's also a coming soon site in Santa Cruz, which will add to the long-delayed site in Watsonville. Los Alamos will be infill on U.S. 101 between open sites at Santa Maria and Solvang. There's a new Coming Soon site in Santa Barbara to go with the one in Goleta, plus coming soon sites in Ventura and Oxnard.

Wyoming has three new coming soon sites to add to the one in Gillette, in Evanston and Rawlins on I-80, They'll need at least one infill site between them, which would have to be in Rock Springs for spacing if there's only one. Th other new coming soon site will be Casper on I-25.

North Dakota has a site in Rapid City on I-90, and will need at least one between that and Gillette to stay under the 120 mile max. spacing. I'm guessing either Sundance or Spearfish.

Minnesota has two sites at Albert Lea and Worthington, also I-90.

Wisconsin has a coming soon site in Green Bay, so Packers/Bears fans will be able to attend away games more easily ;)

Arizona has a site at Show Low.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Any of the new ones have a Chademo? Green Bay has only Tesla chargers currently.
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