Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:56

Kitu Systems Deploys 190 EV Chargers at Fairplex, Home of the Los Angeles County Fair

Rows of EVSEs on the Fairplex main parking lot. Rows of EVSEs on the Fairplex main parking lot.


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In December, Kitu Systems completed the deployment of 190 networked Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers for Fairplex, in Pomona, CA.

The chargers are installed at three campus locations: the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel, the Finish Line Sports Bar & Grill and the main parking lot.


This deployment is the largest project of Southern California Edison’s (SCE’s) Charge Ready Program.


Through its Charge Ready Program, SCE installs and maintains the electrical infrastructure to support EV charging and provides rebates to reduce charging station costs. Program participants such as Fairplex typically own, operate and maintain qualified charging stations.


Qualified charging stations and vendors must meet technical and operational requirements laid out by SCE, such as the ability to collect charging data and to participate in Demand Response (DR) events.


In addition to providing and installing the charging and network equipment, Kitu will provide ongoing network, operation and management services via Kitu’s Convoy EV charge management service platform. Kitu Convoy allows Fairplex to monitor site use, manage access to the chargers, and set and collect fees from drivers when applicable.


Completing this turnkey EV charging infrastructure solution, Kitu will collect and monetize Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits and share the proceeds with Fairplex, further offsetting the costs of operation.


“It’s been a long journey from the initial decision to the completion of the project,” said Walter Marquez, interim CEO of Fairplex, “one made even more difficult with the COVID-19 pandemic. Kitu has partnered with us every step of the way, demonstrating understanding, flexibility and professionalism to complete the deployment on schedule.”


“We congratulate Fairplex on their Charge Ready project,” said Vincent Weyl, VP of marketing and manager of the EV service business at Kitu Systems. “We will continue to...

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