Charge Up is a suite of EV charging pilot projects to help ENMAX prepare for the increased adoption of EVs by understanding charging behaviour and the factors that influence it.
Preliminary results of the pilot suggest:
These insights help us prepare for the growth of electric vehicles so we can meet customer demand in the years ahead and manage what that will mean for Calgary’s grid.
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Can be installed in a garage or outside your home on your driveway or parking pad.
Can be installed in a parkade or parking lot.
Can be installed in parking lots or parkades and offer fast charging to enable long-range travel.
What is Charge Up?
Charge Up is an electric vehicle pilot first launched in 2019. The first phase provided insights into when drivers charge their EVs and for how long. The next phase, launching November 2021, will look at what factors influence charging behaviour. Thanks to the incredible response, Charge Up Phase Two is now full.
Why is ENMAX running a pilot?
Charge Up is one of the ways ENMAX Power is preparing for increased growth in electric vehicles. The charging data obtained through the pilot will provide ENMAX Power with insights to help optimize the grid and increase capacity for EVs on our existing system.
What type of charging is included in Charge Up?
Electric vehicle owners in Calgary are eligible for the pilot.
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