Beaverton, OR, August 03, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- OpConnect LLC, an innovator in the emerging electric vehicle industry praised this week’s decision by California’s Public Utility Commission that companies selling electric vehicle charging services to the public would not be regulated as public utilities.
"The CPUC’s decision goes a long way toward fostering innovation in the Clean Tech and Electric Vehicle industries," said Nathan Isaacs, OpConnect’s business development manager. "The bottom line is that consumers will be assured there will be ample infrastructure in place for charging their electric vehicles."
The CPUC’s decision was announced Thursday. The commission had spent several months considering the issue. The commission will continue to evaluate policies to ensure the state’s electric grid is prepared for the market adoption of electric vehicles with the first mass commercial vehicles arriving in dealerships later this fall.
The CPUC decision quashes an early concern whether electric vehicle charging station vendors, such as OpConnect, were reselling electricity. The California decision is expected to influence other states, including Oregon.
OpConnect charging stations operate using proprietary technology now being used in commercial jets around the world. This technology ensures data is transmitted securely, efficiently and reliably between the OpConnect charging stations and various end points that include the grid, charging network owners and others.
OpConnect stations allow you to tap into renewable energy sources, such as the wind and sun.
They are Smart Grid-enabled to allow time-of-day charging and two-way power transfers that allow you to charge the grid when you are not charging your car.
OpConnect stations allow you to charge up to four vehicles at a time.
OpConnect stations include email and text alerts, and a smart phone application.
"OpConnect charging stations will help our country’s transportation sector transition away from being dependent on oil and toward one fueled by sustainable electricity," Isaacs said. "OpConnect help drivers save time, money and the environment."
Read about OpConnect at www.opconnect.com.