With an increasing number of electric vehicles on our roads, demand for electricity is growing. This is particularly true during periods of peak demand, when many people are charging their vehicles at the same time.
Hilo offers owners of EVduty charging stations a new smart solution for electric vehicle charging. EV drivers are able to plug in their vehicle at any time without it affecting grid stability, even during cold snaps, when electricity demand is at its highest.
In order to free up energy so that the grid can meet demand, Hilo communicates directly with the charging stations so that the charging sessions can be shifted outside peak periods. The objective is to prevent Québec from having to import electricity from energy sources that are less green at times of high demand, and to limit or postpone investments on the grid, the cost of which could be reflected in electricity rates.