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 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 enables 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 greater 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 toured the hotel to see the other conservation efforts.
About ClipperCreek: Founded in 2006 by Jason France, ClipperCreek is a worldwide leader in Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE). The company offers a wide range of products designed to be the safest, most innovative, and grid-ready EV charging stations on the market. ClipperCreek advances the plug-in vehicle market and broadens the acceptance of the most exciting vehicle revolution in a century. The industry pioneers at ClipperCreek build more than 20 years of real world EV charging expertise into every EVSE they manufacture. All ClipperCreek products are Made in America. For more information, please visit www.clippercreek.com.
GridRabbit Automated Energy Management and Control System developed by Smart Grid Billing, Inc., offers large commercial and small-medium businesses a sophisticated cutting-edge, yet simple tool for monitoring and controlling electrical loads in real-time. It is particularly well suited for use in medium to large businesses. Its “Internet of Things” (IoT) intelligent software platform and communicating devices, coupled with its user-defined pre-set usage profiles, allow for fully automatic operation for adjusting user electrical loads up or down depending upon occupant usage and comfort preferences.
About Hyatt Regency Sacramento
Hyatt Regency Sacramento, a 505-room hotel, is located in the heart of downtown Sacramento, across the street from the California State Capitol. It features luxurious guestrooms with high definition televisions, and Hyatt Grand Beds, two award-winning restaurants, a resort-style swimming pool and is adjacent to the Sacramento Convention Center. For additional information about Hyatt Regency Sacramento, please visit www.sacramento.regency.hyatt.com.