AMPLY Power managing EV Charging Infrastructure for Producer Dairy’s e-Mobility start

April 29, 2022
The 90-year-old farm food firm has contracted AMPLY Power to manage the design and installation of the charging infrastructure required at the company’s Fresno dairy processing facility, including two 150 kW DC fast chargers

Producers Dairy is taking on two Volvo VNR Electric Trucks into its fleet in California’s Central Valley.

The 90-year-old farm food firm has contracted AMPLY Power to manage the design and installation of the charging infrastructure required at the company’s Fresno dairy processing facility, including two 150 kW DC fast chargers, with potential for scalability.

AMPLY will also provide managed charging services through its OMEGA platform. This will ensure low charging costs while ensuring vehicle readiness and uptime.

“As we improve sustainability across our operations, we are looking for the most efficient, cost-effective solutions,” said Scott Shehadey, President of Producers Dairy. “AMPLY Power’s holistic approach to charging infrastructure and management will help us for years to come as we continue to scale our EV fleet.”

Producers Dairy is the first to deploy the EVs in California’s Central Valley. AMPLY’s Charging-as-a-Service model means AMPLY handles everything from charger installation to charging window optimization. It will also provide charger maintenance service.

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“Equipping the food and beverage sector with electric fleets has the potential to decrease carbon emissions significantly,” said Vic Shao, CEO of AMPLY Power. “We are thrilled to work with Producers Dairy to make this process simple and attainable as they set the example for sustainable transportation in their industry.”

The EV deployment at Producers Dairy was funded via the CARB GGRF Zero Emission Drayage Truck Project. 

Producers Dairy, founded in 1932, produces and delivers farm-origin products such as milk, ice cream, eggs, sour cream, orange and apple juices and other dairy staples. Expanding with acquisitions of companies in Oregon and Nevada, it is a third-generation family business run by the Shehadey family.

California has a government-directed objective to achieve five million zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on the road by 2030 and 250,000 electric vehicle charging stations by 2025. By 2035, all new cars and passenger trucks sold in California must be ZEVs.

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Rod Walton, EnergyTech Managing Editor | Senior Editor

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Rod Walton has spent 15 years covering the energy industry as a newspaper and trade journalist. He formerly was energy writer and business editor at the Tulsa World. Later, he spent six years covering the electricity power sector for Pennwell and Clarion Events. He joined Endeavor and EnergyTech in November 2021.

Walton earned his Bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma. His career stops include the Moore American, Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, Wagoner Tribune and Tulsa World. 

EnergyTech is focused on the mission critical and large-scale energy users and their sustainability and resiliency goals. These include the commercial and industrial sectors, as well as the military, universities, data centers and microgrids. The C&I sectors together account for close to 30 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.

He was named Managing Editor for Microgrid Knowledge and EnergyTech starting July 1, 2023

Many large-scale energy users such as Fortune 500 companies, and mission-critical users such as military bases, universities, healthcare facilities, public safety and data centers, shifting their energy priorities to reach net-zero carbon goals within the coming decades. These include plans for renewable energy power purchase agreements, but also on-site resiliency projects such as microgrids, combined heat and power, rooftop solar, energy storage, digitalization and building efficiency upgrades.