ChargeForward

ChargeForward

A smart charge program that helps to relieve congestion and absorb renewable energy – providing flexibility to the California electricity grid.

 

 

Our Solution

Sulzer US has teamed up with BMW Group Technology Office in a pilot project managing the smart charging process of BMW i all-electric and iPerformance vehicles.

Using signals about current and forecasted local grid conditions and renewable energy from the Utility, BMW ChargeForward is a smart charge program that helps to relieve congestion and absorb renewable energy – providing flexibility to the California electricity grid.

The program demonstrates the overall cost of owning an electric vehicle (EV) can be lowered through ‘optimized’ charging (modifying charging time to align with lower electricity cost and renewable energy).

Through agile software development, Sulzer delivered various components, services and tools that support this rather complex cutting-edge program which our customer as well as the program participants (EV owners) can benefit from.

 

BMW ChargeForward Program