Phase 2 has now concluded. We're proud to announce that our Electric Vehicle (EV) Smart Charging Pilot Project has moved into Phase 3.
As more customers choose to drive electric vehicles (EVs), the overall demands on the electric grid will increase. FortisAlberta’s EV Smart Charging Pilot will provide insight into where and when residential EV charging is drawing large amounts of power from the grid, as well as how to best respond to increased demand on the distribution system as we look to optimize the grid and minimize distribution costs for all customers.
FortisAlberta, in collaboration with Optiwatt, have invited EV owners across the FortisAlberta service area to participate in the pilot to help us establish a clear path forward. As EV adoption continues to climb throughout the province, and more and more EVs hit Alberta roads, the data collected will support FortisAlberta in maintaining a reliant, resilient distribution system long into the future.
The Optiwatt app is free and available at both the Apple App and Google Play stores.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is FortisAlberta running the pilot?
What are the criteria to enrol in the pilot?
How many vehicles can participate in the pilot?
Which EV models are eligible to enrol in the pilot?
How will managed charging affect my charging schedule?
Will managed charging prevent me from charging my EV?
How do I participate in the pilot?
If I agree to participate in the FortisAlberta pilot with Optiwatt, what incentive will I receive?
How do I stop participating in the program?
Can I register more than one EV vehicle?
Do I connect my EV charger to the Optiwatt App?
I am having issues downloading the Optiwatt App, who do I contact?
If I have further questions about the pilot, who do I contact?
Charging, Distance and EV use in Alberta
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