Tennessee Valley Authority to install electric vehicle charging stations

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will install revenue-grade electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in collaboration with selected distributors in its territory. Installation of the charging stations is scheduled to begin in mid-2013. The solution includes ClipperCreek charging stations embedded with Itron sensor technologies and a ZigBee communication module. With these charging stations, TVA can charge utility service vehicles while measuring energy used and retrieve interval data collected at the charging station through a ZigBee smart meter interface.