SAN FRANCISCO – EVmatch, in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory, has announced the launch of a handheld, universal adapter set to take place this summer. The device will allow electric utilities, commercial property owners, and residential homeowners to better utilize their non-networked Level 2 EV charging stations.
The device will be first deployed in a frequency regulation program with an east coast utility provider, and is expected to offer a range of benefits including new revenue streams, reduced operating costs, and greater integration with renewable energy sources.
“This exclusive license from Argonne supports EVmatch in achieving its vision of a distributed, equitable, and carbon-free energy economy,” said Heather Hochrein, Founder and CEO of EVmatch. “We are thrilled to partner with Argonne to bring the EVmatch Adapter to market and support increased interoperability of EV charging assets.”
Megan Clifford, Associate Laboratory Director for Science and Technology Partnerships and Outreach at Argonne, echoed the sentiment. “This agreement with EVmatch puts this cutting-edge technology into the hands of more consumers, where it can make maximum impact,” said Clifford.
The EVmatch Adapter boasts several key features and benefits, including electricity metering and payment processing, easy, low-cost installation, customizable remote access control, and the ability to participate in utility demand response programs. Additionally, the device will enable data collection for environmental credit generation, including carbon credits and low-carbon fuel standard credits.
The EVmatch Adapter will be available for pre-order in March 2023 and commercial deliveries will commence in the summer of 2023, exclusively through EVmatch.