SMUD, Optiwatt Expand Incentivized EV Charging Program for Sacramento-Area EV Owners
- Sep 15, 2023 3:11 pm GMT
SMUD and Optiwatt, a leading telematics-based managed charging platform, today announced a partnership to expand SMUD's existing EV charging pilot to include
Together, Optiwatt and SMUD invite
As federal, state and local governments and vehicle manufacturers more aggressively target net-zero emissions in cars and passenger trucks, utilities across the nation are planning for increases to grid demands. Pairing Optiwatt's application technology with SMUD's distribution to more than 1.5 million customers, the Managed EV Charging program is an important step in ensuring the grid maintains long-term resilience during the influx of vehicle electrification.
"Electric vehicle charging is an increasingly significant load for utilities nationwide and is poised to become one of the primary demands on tomorrow's clean energy grid," Optiwatt founder and CEO
The SMUD Managed EV Charging program supports
"SMUD's Managed Charging EV program is just one of our many partnerships and initiatives aimed at advancing regional decarbonization without compromising grid resilience or the affordability of electric service," said SMUD's Chief Zero Carbon Officer
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As the nation's sixth-largest, community-owned, not-for-profit electric service provider, SMUD has been providing low-cost, reliable electricity to
on average about 50 percent carbon free and SMUD has a goal to reach zero carbon in its electricity production by 2030. For more information on SMUD's Zero Carbon Plan and its customer programs, visit smud.org.
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