Electrification

Quanta Technology offers a comprehensive approach in supporting our client partners to address the challenges on existing assets and infrastructure from the effects of electrification.  Utility distribution assets are facing increased challenges related to potential overloads of equipment and circuits, changes in equipment cooling patterns, and constraints in accommodating high-power charging in neighborhoods with legacy distribution infrastructure.  Our team of experts can provide detailed, model-based engineering analyses for which yield plans for asset management that are technically robust, yet pragmatic.   Our technical foundation is coupled with commercial and business expertise enabling Quanta Technology to perform services such as business case development, road mapping and strategy and benefit-cost analyses. 

Capabilities

Generation and transmission systems can and will likely need to handle millions of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs). However, a thorough understanding of technical issues on the distribution system is vital when considering how best to integrate EVs into the grid. Challenges include potential overloads of distribution transformers and circuits, changes in equipment cooling patterns, and inability to accommodate high-power charging in older neighborhoods with legacy distribution infrastructure.

Service Offering

Quanta has a holistic approach to transportation electrification that stretches from strategy to implementation. Quanta offers high-level strategy, regulatory, and policy recommendations as well as detailed engineering and economic analysis, and testing. Quanta also offers P-EPC via our parent company, Quanta Services.

Quanta can demonstrate how transportation electrification fits within the utility business and technology strategy as well as break down the technology, integration aspects, and regulatory and technical gaps. Additionally, Quanta has pursued and patented several cutting edge testing technologies such as the Battery Energy Storage System Tester Instrument (BESSTI™), a portable device specifically designed for testing of commercial energy storage systems.

Why Quanta Technology

Quanta’s comprehensive approach and understanding of the “big picture” makes Quanta’s offering distinct from other firms. Unlike management consultants, Quanta performs detailed model-based engineering analyses which enables our studies to be more practical and feel “more real.” Unlike pure engineering firms, Quanta can offer detailed benefit-cost analyses. Also Quanta is capable of performing testing and implementation of EV devices.

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Key Projects

Business Cases

Chrysler and BMW: Electric Vehicles Evaluation and Business Models for Extended Services

Japanese Multi-National Electronics Firm: Assessment of Super-Fast EV Charging Market

Ericsson/InCode Consulting: Deployment of Fast Charging Platform to Utility Market

New York Power Authority: Review of Distributed Energy Technologies

Electric Transportation and EMS

Leap Frog: Residential Hybrid Energy Management System with EV and PVs

Roadmapping and Strategy

Southern California Edison (SCE): Tech Program Development in System Protection – High-DG

Southern California Edison (SCE): Electric Vehicle Impact Study

Zeem Solutions:  Strategy Evaluation of Utilization of Zeem Short-Haul Truck Fleet

Alternative Transportation

Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO): Honolulu Rail Transit System (HRTS) Voltage Flicker Study

Standards development

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): Development of standards for electric transportation charging infrastructure

Testing

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E): Building EVMT and Field Load Bank

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E): Integrated Test Facility (1 Phase)

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E): VGI Vendor Sub-Metering Validation Testing

Pacific Gas & Electric: Assessment of Level II Charging Metering Collection Methods

Project Management

New York Independent System Operator (NYISO): Synchrophasor Integration (Control Center Capability Expansion)

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