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Canadian utility BC Hydro has selected the SKY network management solution from Greenlots to manage a provincial network of electric vehicle (EV) DC fast chargers (DCFCs) as part of the DC Fast Charger Project.

Greenlots, a provider of open standards-based technology solutions for EV networks, says its SKY solution, based on Open Charge Point Protocol, allows site hosts the flexibility to mix and match hardware and software vendors to suit their specific needs, while providing full access to programs and the ability to monitor charging station activity.

According to Greenlots, the initial rollout will include 13 DCFCs supplied by electrical power equipment manufacturers ABB and Eaton.

"The deployment of Canada's first fast charger network is a key enabler for the adoption of electric vehicles in B.C. The installation of more charging locations with faster charging rates will allow greater freedom for EV owners and enable inter-urban travel," says Kip Morison, chief technology officer for BC Hydro. "The network is also running on an open standards platform that ensures flexibility for future growth and for changes in technology."

The DC Fast Charger Project, announced in January, was funded by the provincial government under the Clean Energy Vehicle Program to provide EV owners across British Columbia with an accessible network of charging options, Greenlots notes.


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