In 2022 the project team continued engineering and design of its Phase 1 (Boos Charger+) and Phase 2 (Boost Chager 2.0) products including software, mechanical, and structural updates. The project team also conducted testing of a prototype unit where the unit charged and discharged batteries from the grid. The project team also prepared draft versions of procurement, construction and installation plans in prepration for construction and installation activities in 2023.
This project will finalize development for and demonstrate a direct current fast charging system (FreeWire Boost Charger) for electric vehicles at two Bay Area gas stations, one of which is located in a disadvantaged community. One of the demonstration sites will further leverage on-board battery storage to combine grid-down DC fast charging with full microgrid integration and controls. In addition, this project will reduce energy costs through peak demand reduction and demonstrate ability to operate critical site loads for at least two hours.
The project will directly reduce electricity costs for site hosts in comparison to conventional DC fast chargers. Power from the battery will be stored during cheaper off-peak periods, resulting in lower per kWh charges.
The project will directly and indirectly support multiple categories of reliability benefits for IOU ratepayers.
The proposed system will be fully UL certified and compliant, ensuring that it is able to fully integrate into a grid power or microgrid scenario while providing the benefits identified above.
Build Momentum (d.b.a. Momentum)
Lab for UL Certification
FreeWire Technologies, Inc.