Delta Products Corporation unveiled its new smart Electric Vehicle (EV) charging technology, targeting large scale deployment of smart charging systems at low cost.
The solution demonstration was at the Detroit headquarters of DTE Energy, a diversified energy company, with attendance of representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Labs, DTE, Mercedes Benz, kVA, GM, Ford, Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota and Bosch. Along with Delta, DTE Energy, a project partner, also presented their advancements and projections on smart EV charging.
With communication capabilities and a site management system, Delta's smart-grid-capable EV chargers can prioritize and optimize EV charging activities of a group of EV and Plug-in Hybrid EV (PHEV) workplace charging stations based on utility energy profiles. The smart-charging system will allow utilities to reduce infrastructure costs and manage load during peak hours. It will also benefit consumers by taking advantage of off-peak electricity rates for electric vehicle charging. By leveraging its knowledge in advanced power electronics technology, Delta has developed an energy-efficient solution for EV/PHEV power charging and energy conversion, including external EV chargers, site management systems, on-board chargers and DC-DC converters.
As a result of the partnership with DTE, Delta has deployed 24 smart-grid-capable charging stations in the MGM Grand parking garage adjacent to DTE Energy headquarters, making it the largest cluster of smart-grid-connected charging stations in the state. The chargers are available for use by DTE employees and MGM guests.
"The cooperation with Delta has been outstanding in this DOE project," said Vince Dow, DTE Energy vice president, Distribution Engineering. "By the end of 2015, we hope to show how clusters of charging stations such as the one in this project, can be reliable adjuncts to the electric grid."
"We are thrilled to work with the DOE, DTE Energy, Mercedes Benz, and kVA on this research project," said M.S. Huang, president of Delta Products Corporation. "The achievement of smart EV charging technology aligns with Delta's mission to provide innovative, clean, and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow."
The advance of EV charging is a major milestone of the DOE's 3-year program in which Delta was selected in 2012. Delta has achieved considerable results in the global EV charging market, including a quick charging solution installed at Hong Kong International Airport, DC (Direct Current) quick chargers and site management system (SMS) installations for a major utility company in Thailand, and EV charging stations at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan.
About DTE Energy
DTE Energy (NYSE:DTE) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include an electric utility serving 2.1 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving 1.2 million customers in Michigan. The DTE Energy portfolio also includes non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and trading. Information about DTE Energy is available at dteenergy.com, twitter.com/dte_energy and facebook.com/dteenergy.
About Delta Group
Delta Group, founded in 1971, is the global leader in power and thermal management solutions. Our mission statement, "To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow," focuses our role in addressing key environmental issues such as global climate change. As an energy-saving solutions provider, Delta's businesses encompass power electronics, energy management, and smart green life. Delta has sales offices worldwide and manufacturing facilities in Taiwan, China, USA, Europe, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, India, Mexico and Brazil.
Throughout its history, Delta Group has received many global awards and recognition for its business milestones, innovative technology and corporate social responsibility. Since 2011, Delta has been selected as a member of the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability(TM) World Index (DJSI World) for four consecutive years. In 2014, Delta was ranked at the highest A-level of the Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the only company from Greater China to be named to the CPLI from nearly 2,000 listed companies.
Delta Products Corporation is a Delta Group company with its headquarters located in Fremont, California. The company has over one thousand employees across offices, R&D centers, manufacturing, distribution and repair centers in the U.S., Mexico, and South America.
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