Quanta Technology provides practical solutions and testing services to support utilities, facility owners, installers, and EV/EVCS manufacturers in the areas of transportation electrification technology testing and integration. Testing electric vehicle chargers both prior to installation and in the field is key in providing reliable charging sessions for EV owners and supporting the move toward electrification of transportation.
Controlled testing and demonstration of transportation electrification technologies are critical in addressing concerns about EV adoption. Key stakeholder concerns are presented in the illustration above.
Quanta Technology offers three categories of transportation electrification technology assessment and testing:
Category 1: EV Chargers Sub-Metering Accuracy Testing
Category 2: EV Chargers Functionality Testing
Category 3: EV Chargers Interoperability Testing
- EV charger-to-network communications:
- Connection to third-party aggregators, or for the purpose of data exchange and telematics, implementing demand response (DR) programs, etc.
- Vehicle to charger
Quanta Technology experts have extensive knowledge in transportation electrification technologies and their requirements. That knowledge is bolstered by engagement in several projects and by hands-on involvement in compliance testing and verifications.
Service: Submetering accuracy testing and calibration using in-house-built testing tools (both AC and DC chargers) (using NIST Handbook 44)
Service: Charging stations functional testing (AC and DC chargers up to 500 kW) (IEC 61851, SAE J1772)
Service: Interoperability and conformance testing (CharIN-CCS, OCPP, IEEE P2030.1.1, ISO 15118, CHAdeMO)
Service: Assessment of EVSE impact on the host distribution grid and emerging topics, including V2G
Service: Service centers of future design and engineering
Fleet electrification necessitates rethinking of the service center design and transitioning of energy sources to a fully electric center. The service centers of the future will be required to support electric transportation fleets. To improve resiliency, a service center should use battery energy storage systems (BESS) along with a local controller (e.g., a microgrid controller) to achieve efficiency, reliability, and integrity of supply and operation. Examples of key-use cases that are commonly discussed in relation to a fully electric service center include:
- Managing utilization of multiple energy resources (PV, BESS, etc.) and controllable loads (water heating, electric vehicle chargers, etc.) to support the day-to-day operation of medium and heavy-duty fleets
- Planned and unplanned island operation of the facility for responding to system events
- Managing electric vehicle charging load during peak time to minimize the impact on the grid and achieve cost savings
Our expertise spans from regulatory and impact assessment to pilot projects. The map below shows select Quanta Technology EV and DER activities throughout the United States.