With consumer interest in electric vehicles (EVs) growing exponentially, Hydro Ottawa has announced a new partnership with FLO, Canada’s largest EV charging provider. In the coming months, 100 ‘level two’ charging stations will be rolled out to registered residential customers.
On top of the charging station pilot, FLO will also provide Hydro Ottawa with innovative software services, including real-time monitoring, reporting and analysis of infrastructure impacts, as well as conducting demand response events and determining integration with renewable resources.
The deal was finalized on the heels of Electric Mobility Canada, a conference and trade show focused on all modes of electrified ground transportation, which took place April 24-27 this year in Ottawa. . Hydro Ottawa has been a member of Electric Mobility Canada since 2012, participating in studies on the electric vehicle landscape, learning and planning for the future.
“As Ottawa’s local electricity provider, we are in a unique position to help accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in Ottawa,” said Bryce Conrad, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro Ottawa. “This pilot project with FLO will allow Hydro Ottawa to learn the impacts of EVs and charging stations on our electricity grid, helping us pave the way to better support electric vehicles in Ottawa.”
Louis Trembley, FLO President and Chief Executive Officer, added that, “accommodating the growing demand for electric vehicle charging represents an opportunity for utilities, as the majority of EV charging happens at home. The connectivity of our products allows utilities to future-proof their assets and reduce pressure on the grid.”
Learn more about Hydro Ottawa’s electric vehicle initiatives, and register for the pilot: https://hydroottawa.com/about/our-company/electric-vehicles