EnergyHub and Synop on Tuesday announced a partnership aimed at expanding revenue opportunities for operators of commercial electric vehicle fleets, while also helping utilities to better manage charging loads and leverage them as grid resources.
EnergyHub is a provider of distributed energy resource management systems and Synop is a charging and energy management software company.
"With this partnership, we're offering utilities a full, vertically integrated solution from charger to fleet operator to software, and finally to distributed energy resource management systems provider," Synop Chief Commercial Officer Mark Braby said in an email.
The integration of EnergyHub’s EV platform with Synop’s technology will support scalable fleet data collection, the managed charging, and uses cases where vehicles send energy back to the electric grid or building, the companies said.
The partnership “allows us to provide utilities with a solution that enables the acceleration of fleet electrification,” said Jeff Huron, senior manager of EV business development for EnergyHub. “The combined platforms optimize the build-out of the grid while keeping the EV fleet operator at the core of everything we do,” he said.
EnergyHub works with more than 60 utilities in North America, managing more than 1.35 GW of flexible capacity. Through National Grid’s ConnectedSolutions program in Massachusetts, the company’s EV management system has helped Highland Electric Fleet school buses provide peak load relief, Kevin Schwain, EnergyHub’s senior director of EV strategy, said in an email.
“We look forward to scaling our partnership with Synop, delivering a variety of grid services via fleet programs across our footprint of more than 60 utilities in the US and Canada,” Schwain said.
As electric transportation loads grow on utility grids, EnergyHub has expanded its offerings to assist in managing and leveraging the demand.
EnergyHub brought its EV management platform to market in July 2022 and last month announced a partnership with V2G services provider Fermata Energy to help utilities “relieve major stress points in the distribution network.”