While the benefits of transportation electrification are clear, the path to achieving them isn’t necessarily so. And because every market is different, utilities must first develop a compelling EV plan and defensible business case. That’s where we come in.
Our multidisciplinary team of utility, transportation electrification, and technology experts has designed and implemented electric vehicle (EV) programs for a broad range of utilities. We have navigated the most pressing challenges and mandates facing transportation electrification programs. And we have turned that experience into proprietary EV program support tools – including business case frameworks, a total-cost-of-ownership calculator, and EV fleet conversion viability models – that streamline and accelerate the path to tangible results.
The most effective EV programs require collaboration across departments and insightful customer engagement – with initial successes creating opportunities for incremental expansion into residential and commercial customer segments. We apply experience gained working with prominent utility EV programs across the United States, creating the ability to drive greater impact, faster. Our team brings significant lessons learned to the planning process, including experience to:
EV business cases differ from other utility programs, and there are key distinctions between residential and commercial fleet programs, as well. Our team, with former utility executives and DER technologists, can help build a compelling value story to facilitate approvals – with a focus on:
Success depends on a utility’s engagement with diverse customers around EV adoption. At the center of our approach is a set of customer engagement tools including DER 360 for tracking and managing customer EV charger applications and our proprietary EV total cost of ownership tool, which allows fleet owners to compute ROI, calculate fuel and maintenance savings , payback period, and GHG avoidance. The tool also provides recommendations for the type(s) and number of chargers required and acts as an effective tool to engage and convert EV customers.
Our EV back-office tools provide automated workflow and streamline the processing of customer applications with an intuitive experience across all phases of the relationship:
Data underpins every aspect of a successful EV program – from engaging customers to managing EV loads and impacts on the grid. Our data engineers will create a solution that: