Canada: Electric Circuit charging network expanding
The EV charging network spanning Québec is receiving another extension. Hydro-Québec ordered 50 kW fast-charging stations from AddEnergie to widen the Electric Circuit. It is the fourth successful bid for the local charging equipment provider.
The Electric Circuit is the first public charging network for electric vehicles in Quebec. It is run by state-owned Hydro-Québec. They have asked AddEnergie to provide more of their 50 kW charging stations, only how many the release fails to say.
Since 2013, AddEnergie has provided the Electric Circuit with nearly 1,500 charging stations, as well as contributing to network operations.
As part of this latest expansion phase, AddEnergie will adapt its network management platform to integrate the stations of another provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure selected by Hydro-Québec. This integration will be realised using the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP).
AddEnergie owns and operates the FLO charging network in Canada and supplies charging infrastructure and network operation services to third party networks such as the Electric Circuit (Quebec) and eCharge Network (New Brunswick).