Eaton helps educate electrical contractors on EVs and residential grids
January 5, 2023 | By Anthony Capkun
January 5, 2023 – Eaton has expanded the residential demonstration area within its Experience Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., to help educate electrical contractors, builders, utilities and homeowners on the latest technologies for home automation, connectivity and energy management.
“As customer demand grows for safer, smarter and more energy-optimized [electric vehicle] charging solutions, homeowners are turning to qualified electrical contractors, installers and homebuilders for EV charging infrastructure recommendations, as well as installation and maintenance best practices,” said Dan Carnovale, director, Eaton Experience Centers.
The Pittsburgh demonstration area includes the company’s latest smart breakers and electric vehicle charging infrastructure to show visitors how these technologies can contribute to home energy management strategies while benefiting the grid.
“Our goal is to take the mystery out of electrical power systems, spanning from utility substation equipment to the receptacle in your home, all while demonstrating the possibilities of using the Home as a Grid,” Carnovale added.
Eaton says its Experience Centers provide a controlled environment for visitors to observe product testing and performance, participate in live demonstrations and training courses, and learn about power management technologies from Eaton experts.
The Pittsburgh facility showcases a range of products and solutions for residential applications, including a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) demonstration system, Eaton Green Motion EV 19.2-kW and 9.6-kW pedestal chargers, and multiple 9.6-kW smart breaker chargers inside and outside the building.
“Given the widespread adoption of homes as energy hubs, Eaton continues to develop solutions to support the stability of electrical power and enable far more flexibility in how and when homeowners use electricity,” said Carnovale.
“The residential demonstrations at our Experience Center show real-world requirements that help prepare professionals to support the demands of EV adoption now and into the future,” he added.
Eaton’s says its Home as a Grid approach to advancing the energy transition at home combines an intelligent home energy portfolio with strategic partnerships “to help residential customers integrate, manage and benefit from renewable technologies”.
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