GSA Announces Three New Electric Vehicle Charging Pilots at Denver Federal Center

August 5, 2022

Program will drive sustainable innovation by piloting emerging technologies

LAKEWOOD, CO — Today, the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Center for Emerging Building Technology (CEBT) launched an Applied Innovation Learning Laboratory (AILL) at the Denver Federal Center campus to test innovative zero-emission charging technologies. GSA was joined by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, BEAM Global, Fermata Energy, and WeaveGrid to plan three electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) pilots. These pilots aim to support GSA’s ability to deliver on the commitments in Executive Order 14057 “Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability” and accelerate the transition to an all-electric federal fleet.

Announced by GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan in a visit to the DFC earlier this year, AILL sites are designed to serve as hubs for two existing CEBT programs – GSA Green Proving Ground (GPG) and Pilot to Portfolio – and encourage federal partners, industry and local utilities to work together to test new kinds of clean energy technologies.

“We’re thrilled to be working with innovative companies and utilities to test new kinds of clean energy technologies that support zero-emission-vehicle charging infrastructure at federal properties,'' said General Services Administrator Robin Carnahan. “Providing the space for practical, hands-on testing and demonstrations of charging station technologies is vital to accelerating the transition to an all-electric fleet and building a cleaner, healthier future for the country.”

2022 EVSE Technologies to be Piloted at the DFC AILL

  • BEAM Global | Renewable, transportable EV charging station combines solar, battery storage, and emergency power. Can be independent or grid-tied.
  • Fermata Energy | Bi-directional EV charging turns EVs into energy storage assets, increasing resilience and lowering the cost of EV ownership.
  • WeaveGrid | EV charge management optimizes charging based on vehicle use, utility rates, and the carbon content of delivered power.

The three EVSE technologies at the DFC will join six existing GPG pilots. Other DFC GPG projects include: a DC Microgrid, quad-pane windows, alternative water treatment for cooling towers, and circulator pumps with automated control.

“The Denver Federal Center has a long history of partnering with GSA’s Green Proving Ground program to drive data-driven investment in new technologies,” said Kevin Powell, Director of the Center for Emerging Building Technology. “Fleet electrification is a transformational moment in transportation infrastructure, and we’re thrilled to be partnering again with the DFC to understand how we can best derive optimum value from an all-electric fleet.”

Reference above to any specific company, product, technology or service does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by GSA. More information on the above technologies and other ongoing evaluations can be found at GPG's Ongoing Assessments webpage.

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Last Reviewed: 2022-08-10