The Hyatt Regency Sacramento celebrated its newly installed 26 electric vehicle charging stations this week. It is the largest single hotel EV charging cluster in the United States. Twenty ClipperCreek communications enabled Level 2 HCS-40 Charging Stations and six Tesla vehicle specific charging stations were installed to service hotel and parking lot guests.
This sizable EV charging cluster is being controlled and intelligently managed by the Smart Grid Billing’s GridRabbit system which is a sophisticated energy management platform geared specifically for hotels. In addition to monitoring and controlling the power available for charging to avoid utility demand charges, the GridRabbit system also optimizes power utilization across other appliances at the hotel. ClipperCreek’s Cosmos enabled EV Charging Stations can be seamlessly added to any GridRabbit management system to allow facilities to offer vehicle charging while staying within their available power budget and eliminate the concern of hitting higher electrical rate and demand tiers.
“We introduced the Cosmos expanded functionality card to more easily facilitate connection of our HCS product line to advanced monitoring and management systems like GridRabbit,” said Will Barrett, Director of Sales at ClipperCreek, “This innovative monitoring and control solution allows our customers to install more charging ports and service more vehicles while staying within selected power allotments.”
“The integration of ClipperCreek’s Cosmos enabled EV charging stations with the GridRabbit advanced energy management system offers building owners and managers an elegant, cost-effective solution to assure that electrical load is kept within lower cost utility price tiers and building energy utilization is optimized,” said Henrik Westergaard, CEO of Smart Grid Billing, Inc. “This solution will enable building managers to ramp up EV charging significantly as electric vehicle use continues to grow.”
To celebrate National Drive Electric Week 2016 the Hyatt Regency Sacramento hosted a celebration that drew electric vehicle owners from the Sacramento area on Wednesday, September 14. The event took place on the 5th floor of the parking garage at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento at 1209 L Street. In addition to seeing the charging areas, attendees will be invited to tour the hotel to see the other conservation efforts.