WeaveGrid Launches EV Managed Charging System in Detroit

WeaveGrid, a software company in San Francisco that builds data products to enable increased adoption of electric vehicles, has launched its platform in support of DTE Energy in Detroit’s (DTE) Smart Charge program.
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DTE Energy and WeaveGrid have launched a platform in support of DTE Energy in Detroit’s (DTE) Smart Charge program. // Photo courtesy of DTE Energy

WeaveGrid, a software company in San Francisco that builds data products to enable increased adoption of electric vehicles, has launched its platform in support of DTE Energy in Detroit’s (DTE) Smart Charge program.

DTE Smart Charge uses vehicle telematics to help electric vehicle (EV) drivers manage their charging during times of the day that help the energy grid operate more efficiently. WeaveGrid’s solution is engineered to create affordable, optimized charging for EV drivers while managing grid demand for utilities.

WeaveGrid is supporting the program alongside others including General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co., and BMW, to add in Tesla driver eligibility via the evPulse platform. Eligible EV drivers can enroll in the program through WeaveGrid’s user interface and gain access to $50 in sign-up incentives and $50 in end-of-program incentives from the utility.

By joining DTE’s Smart Charge program, WeaveGrid states it can generate valuable data needed to manage the grid, including load shifting off peak times, while providing drivers with incentives, charging insights, and reducing charging costs.

“DTE is excited to offer more services to our EV driver customers with WeaveGrid joining our Smart Charge program,” says John Boladian, director, energy efficiency, DTE Energy. “This will not only expand access to innovative smart charging solutions but allow us to learn more about EV adoption in our service territory to make strategic decisions for grid planning and EV growth.”

WeaveGrid already has launched the EV Data Sharing program with DTE to provide Toyota, Lexus, Tesla, Kia, and Hyundai drivers with key insights into charging behavior while reducing charging costs.

DTE receives data that helps the company improve grid planning and operations — supporting the company’s efforts to balance grid loads, reduce driver energy costs, and accommodate the flux of EVs plugging in.

WeaveGrid also has deployed its EV Detection solution, using its proprietary machine learning algorithm to analyze AMi data from millions of meters and determine which households are likely to have EVs. In its first run, the EV Detection algorithm identified roughly 20,000 new residential EV households in DTE’s territory.

“WeaveGrid is thrilled to launch with DTE, the utility company for America’s automotive capital,” says Apoorv Bhargava, CEO of WeaveGrid. “Our software platform will help advance EV adoption by seamlessly integrating EVs onto the grid, supporting clean energy utilization and grid reliability while maximizing benefits for EV drivers.”

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