Con Edison Deploys Landis+Gyr’s Intelligent Switches for EV Charging Stations
ATLANTA, GA. – Oct. 28, 2014 – Landis+Gyr is working with Con Edison, the utility that serves New York City and Westchester County, NY, on a project to manage energy use at plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging stations.
Con Edison has installed Landis+Gyr’s L510 load control switches at 50 single-family homes as part of a pilot program. The utility is testing sub-metering technologies and is studying how the customers respond to requests that they charge their vehicles at certain times of the day when demand for electricity is low.
In addition to providing remote control of high-consumption appliances, the L510 uses built-in metrology to compute and report energy usage. This makes it a good fit for applications such as monitoring and controlling charging stations.
Con Edison will issue a report evaluating the accuracy and usefulness of the metering technology and make a proposal for next steps by March 31, 2015.
“As electric vehicles become more popular in New York City and Westchester County, we are working to make sure we can meet the demand for electricity and continue to provide our customers with industry-leading reliable service,” said John Shipman, Department Manager, Demand Management and Customer Engagement, at Con Edison. “Options such as variable rates – which reward customers for charging vehicles at times when demand for electricity is low – can help us maintain the reliable service New Yorkers need.”
Landis+Gyr’s load management technology offers hardware and software specifically designed for managing EV charging. Utilities can monitor, control and respond to signals from charging stations, while using information to implement a variety of tariffs to support their programs.
“As electric vehicles become more common, utilities will need more visibility into the impact on the distribution grid. An intelligent switch like the L510 can serve multiple functions for the utility since it knows how much energy the appliance being controlled is consuming at any given time,” said Clark Pierce, Vice President and General Manager of Landis+Gyr’s load management business. “This provides the utility with more options and value for managing and balancing system load throughout the day.”
Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management products tailored to energy company needs and unique in its ability to deliver true end-to-end advanced metering solutions. Today, the Company offers the broadest portfolio of products and services in the electricity metering industry, and is paving the way for the next generation of smart grid. With annualized sales of more than US$1.5 billion, Landis+Gyr, an independent growth platform of the Toshiba Corporation (TKY:6502) and 40% owned by the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, operates in 30 countries across five continents, and employs 5,500 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. More information is available at landisgyr.com.
About Con Edison
Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $40 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than three million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York. For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit us on the Web at www.conEd.com, at our green site, www.coned.com/waystosave, or find us on Facebook at Con Edison.