By Renée Francoeur
May 20, 2015 – Tech Mahindra Ltd. says it is set to build an Intelligent Electric Vehicle Charging System (IEVCS) for Ontario.
The project, sponsored by the Ministry of Energy and funded in part through the Ontario Smart Grid Fund initiative, will analyze the effects of electric vehicle charging on transformers by creating a real time transformer monitoring and analytics solution. The benefit is the real time monitoring and the ability to automatically manage the charging between vehicles to ensure the transformers do not overload as a result of EV charging, Tech Mahindra noted.
“Ontario is committed to supporting smart grid projects in the province that create jobs and secure Ontario’s position as a North American leader in emerging energy technologies,” said Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Energy. “We are confident this project will not only enhance Ontario’s smart grid, but also enable Tech Mahindra to take an Ontario-based solution global.”
During the two-year project, Tech Mahindra, along with its partners, will develop a system that will manage the load profiles of participant EV’s by “queuing” their charging to prevent transformer overloading, while keeping participants’ information private.
“We […] believe that over the next two years, our technologies will have done their part to build a smarter grid in Ontario through our IEVCS infrastructure,” said Sirisha Voruganti, Tech Mahindra’s global head of innovation. “Tech Mahindra Innovation is integral to Tech Mahindra’s growth strategy and we are happy to launch this project in Ontario as part of this journey.”