Milbank designs enclosed control solution for Kansas City Power & Light’s EV charging network.
“Milbank was able to custom tailor products for our needs and meet the rapid deployment timeline. The product solution streamlines field construction and provides an aesthetically pleasing installation.”
–Ed Hedges, KCP&L Project Engineer
In January of 2015, KCP&L announced its plan to rapidly expand its network of 40 public electric vehicle charging stations. The Clean Charge Network now consists of more than 1,000 electric vehicle charging stations — more than any other U.S. city.
In order to build its Clean Charge Network, KCP&L wanted a single device that incorporated meter and service panels to streamline construction. They needed an alternative to a laborious installation requiring a support structure to mount meters, disconnect switches and
Milbank engineers worked closely with KCP&L to design a safe, durable and sleek enclosed control with minimal impact on streetscapes. The pedestals are UL-listed, lockable, sealable and metered. They save time, money, space and materials by including the distribution panel, disconnect and overcurrent protection.
The enclosed control was designed for a quick, repeatable installation. As the project evolved, KCP&L needed different designs based on location, type and number of charging stations. Milbank was able to quickly and easily produce designs that fit their changing needs. KCP&L is currently using 5 different Milbank models. They are still deploying charging stations, but have installed approximately 250 as of February 2017.