North Carolina was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Department of Energy to create a statewide EV readiness plan. We're a key stakeholder in this effort. Entitled N.C. Readiness Initiative: Plugging in from Mountains to Sea, we're working with the Centralina Clean Fuels Clean Coalition and other organizations throughout our service territory. Learn about the N.C. Readiness Initiative at the NCPEV website.
We're working along with major auto and technology manufacturers to enhance the “smart” capabilities of the current Siemens Level 2 residential charging stations to enable connectivity to a smart meter infrastructure, and we're giving customers the ability to provide in-home displays of charging information via connected PCs and web-enabled phones. Learn more at the PRN News Wire website.
We've also collaborated to develop smart grid-enabled charging stations for commercial applications that will enable multiple two-way communications features to help reduce and manage charging costs for businesses. Learn more at the Energy Systems Network website.