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AlectraDrive @Work

The goal of AlectraDrive @Work is to demonstrate the value of a smart electric vehicle (EV) charging system that manages the flow of electricity needed to serve the building and EV charging stations, so that electricity costs are minimized while EV drivers have an easy and accessible charging solution. This program aims to encourage the adoption of EV technology while helping businesses to manage their energy costs.

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AlectraDrive @Home

We’re on a mission to understand EV charging behaviour and its impact on our local grid. AlectraDrive @Home explores EV charging patterns and models for effectively managing EV charging among homeowners and multi-residential buildings to help identify a scalable solution for EV charging in Ontario. If you have a fully-electric vehicle, there is a good chance you’ll qualify. Join AlectraDrive today!

York University E-Bus Simulation

Alectra is collaborating with York University to study the impact of electric bus (e-bus) fleets on the electricity distribution system. The project will develop models and simulations to analyze the performance of full battery-based e-bus fleets, including electric city buses, electric school buses, and their associated charging stations.

The project will identify and evaluate technical best practices for efficient electrification of transit bus fleets in Ontario.

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Advantage Power Pricing (APP)

Alectra partnered with the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) to develop and compare the effect of different new time-of-use (TOU) rate plans on customers’ behaviour, energy use and energy costs. The different TOU plans were designed to give greater consumer control and help Ontario’s power system run more efficiently.

This is one of a series of pilots under way across Ontario led by the OEB to promote a sustainable and efficient energy sector that provides consumers with reliable energy services at a reasonable cost. This pilot is now closed. The results of the pilot will help inform any new changes to Ontario’s current TOU rates.

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