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Case study

As one of a number of initiatives aimed at achieving its [HS1] emissions reduction targets, the New Zealand government made the decision to actively encourage the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs).

To help facilitate this, the capital city’s electricity distribution business, Wellington Electricity, partnered with GreenSync to explore a way to support charging EVs at scale, while managing the extra electricity demand this places on the network.

The project, titled EV Connect, is co-funded by the New Zealand Government’s Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund and aims ultimately to avoid the need for additional costly network augmentation.

How deX helps

  • Streamlining the integration process with smart charging technology.
  • Providing the tools  to coordinate smart charging infrastructure, making assets visible to Wellington Electricity and possible for the network to manage peak electricity demand on the grid using dynamic limits via deX’s Dynamic Connection Agreements.
  • Supporting corporate EV fleet managers, electricity retailers and Wellington Electricity to work together to benefit to EV customers via deX market capabilities.
  • Developing a roadmap, in collaboration with wider industry stakeholders, so that the program can be scaled regionally, with considerations for national expansion or replication.

deX functionality 

  • Multiple charging technology API integration
  • deX DER registration
  • Dynamic dispatch via dynamic connection agreements
  • Future: retailer VPP service contracting and dispatch
deX platform features

Project Partners

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Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) logo

Products/services involved in the project

deX Vision

For Distribution Networks

deX Vision gives you detailed visibility and control over distributed energy resources, at scale, in your network – all without adding hardware or replacing your existing network management system.

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deX Connect

For Tech Vendors

deX Connect helps technology vendors and DER manufacturers make their products deX-enabled, opening up new revenue streams while offering customers more value.

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