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Tritium, Electric Era partners to deploy ESS for EV chargers in the U.S

RT175-S EV charger (Source: Tritium)

Tritium and Electric Era have announced that the companies have arrived at a partnership to deploy an energy storage system with direct current (DC) fast charging technology to provide an innovative way to deploy resilient charging infrastructure. Tritium has provided their RT175-S charger for integration with Electric Era's PowerNode™ high-power stationary energy storage system to help site owners and operators achieve greater cost savings, more site resilience, and accelerated build timelines.

"We are excited to work with Tritium because we believe equipping fast chargers with the best storage technologies will speed up the deployment of charging infrastructure, accelerate electric vehicle adoption, and ultimately reduce emissions," said Quincy Lee, CEO of Electric Era. 

"Through our system, we hope to incentivize more businesses to deploy electric vehicle chargers on their lots to help build a more robust infrastructure network."

The Electric Era system prioritizes the use of stored energy within its battery management system to charge EVs, instead of defaulting to electricity solely from the grid. The system's management platform uses a proprietary algorithm to monitor charging demand against the cost of the grid and battery-stored energy, providing site owners and operators the opportunity to reduce power by 50 percent and operating costs by up to 30 percent through cost-effective power delivery to EVs and a greater opportunity to leverage demand response events and peak shaving.

"By integrating Tritium DC charging solutions with innovations like Electric Era's battery and management system, we can help increase uptime and help to charge site owners increase their return on investment with higher energy output and lightning-fast charging times," said Mike Calise, President of Americas at Tritium.

"Battery storage systems can increase site capacity by up to 50 percent without an extensive site and grid upgrades, a win-win for both our customers and EV drivers." 

Author : Moulin Oza
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