In the fall of 2019, Bidgely was selected to help Duke Energy design a three-year exploratory pilot program---"Park & Plug"---to assess the impact of Bidgely’s UtilityAI™ peak EV load detection and estimation alerts on EV charging behavior, as well as to better understand how residential charging behavior is affecting Duke energy’s grid and their operational systems. The utility also wanted to research EV owner habits to better understand how often they charge their vehicles, how long they charge them and what infrastructure they use to charge. Equipped with these insights, Duke is better able to predict how increased EV ownership will add to grid load.
Though the pilot is ongoing, initial results have demonstrated strong success across all key performance indicators. Download the case study to learn more.