ChargePoint Helps Holy Cross Energy Build the Grid of the Future

“We began by cleaning up the power supply, but we also knew that we needed to figure out a way to reduce emissions not only in the electrical supply but also on a local level,” says Chris Bilby, HCE’s Research and Programs Engineer. Because solar and wind generation are intermittent, HCE designed special rate structure for EV drivers that addresses both goals. The Distribution Flexibility (DF) program offers members credits on their utility bill in exchange for letting the utility modulate charging when renewables are over-supplying the grid. “That means we have more power during a certain moment than we actually have load. But that’s the beauty of the EVs—you push the button and they start charging,” says Bilby, adding, “It’s fantastic.” ChargePoint’s smart, integrated charging solutions not only allow for easy metering on the utility side, they help standardize the process for installing home charging for members. It’s a win-win, he says.