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CPower Expands Distributed Energy Resource Integration with AMPLY Power

May 7, 2021
CPower partners with charging-as-a-service provider for electric vehicle fleets to drive new revenue, flexibility at the grid edge

Energy solutions provider CPower Energy Management expanded its partner ecosystem with AMPLY Power to offer transmission and distribution grids the flexibility to integrate electric vehicle (EV) chargers as a distributed energy resource (DER).

AMPLY provides fully managed charging services to public sector and commercial businesses with EV fleets. Through the partnership, CPower and AMPLY will help keep the grid balanced during peak hours.

Estimates show that commercial fleets in the U.S. will grow to include eight million EVs by 2030. As a result, power consumption will increase up to 230 terawatt-hours-per-year or nearly 6% of current U.S. power generation, creating a market opportunity of about $15 billion for EV fleet charging1.

"As the paradigm shift toward distributed energy resources integration becomes a reality, together with our partners, we're unlocking benefits on both sides of the meter to maximize the full value of the grid," said Mathew Sachs, senior vice president – strategy and business development, CPower. "As assets like electric vehicles and their chargers grow in popularity, demand-side energy management programs will become an even bigger priority for grid operators and utilities. We're excited to partner with an industry leader like AMPLY to offer additional flexibility to the industry."

With its charging-as-a-service model, AMPLY makes it simple for fleets to transition to EVs by assuming end-to-end responsibility for all charging aspects of the EV fleet. Paired with AMPLY's proprietary back-end software, a customer's utility costs are driven down by optimizing EV charging and other energy use at public and private depots. The Logan Bus Co., a school bus provider for the New York City Department of Education, will use the new CPower-AMPLY partnership.

"Combined with managed charging strategies, onsite distributed energy resources provide an opportunity for fleets to be more energy resilient and reduce costs while strengthening their local grids," said Vic Shao, CEO of AMPLY Power.

"Logan is happy to be a part of this dream team supporting the sustainability of the grid," explained Corey Muirhead, Executive Vice President of Logan Bus Company. "With AMPLY and CPower at the helm, we know we are in good hands and will be well-positioned to play a vital role."

Operating across North America, CPower offers more than 50 grid operator and utility energy programs to more than 1,700 commercial and industrial customers.

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