Fri, March 22, 2024   |   2:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Case Study: How a Microgrid is Enabling EV Charging at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick


The engineering challenge of EV charging is not just accommodating the increased demand, it’s also controlling and managing the loads. Dan Girard, an expert in utility interconnection, will walk through setting up EV charging with a solar PV carport and a battery energy storage system on a microgrid at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick, Rhode Island. He'll explain:

  • How EV charging impacts the grid
  • What the National Electrical Code (NEC) requires for EV charging
  • How to calculate the megawatts necessary for the number of vehicles expected
  • When an electrical load is too big for a distribution line
  • When a substation may be required
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Daniel Girard
Alternative Power Generation, Inc.
Daniel Girard
Alternative Power Generation, Inc.

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