One Energy Enterprises has configured and energized its 30 MW electric semi-truck fleet charging site at Megawatt Hub in Findlay, Ohio with a Power Island concept to simultaneously support multiple corporate trucking fleet operators.
“From its inception, the electric semi-industry had an obvious chicken and egg problem. Truck manufacturers and fleet operators need to be able to charge at scale before they can move forward with deploying electric trucks at scale. This Megawatt Hub configuration solves that problem,” said Jereme Kent, CEO of One Energy. “The power is already on-site, at the right voltage, and we can outfit and energize custom Power Island configurations with the necessary charging equipment in weeks or months, not years.”
Currently, the site has a fully functional capacity at medium and low voltages. One Energy’s site delivers charger-ready power at scale and is served by a 138 kV transmission line.
It has the capacity to charge 90 trucks concurrently (based on a typical 300 kW charge rate), 720,000 kWh a day of capacity, and up to 1,000 x 500 kWh battery charges a day.
The company plans to use a radial charging configuration to improve overall site efficiency and help corporate customers customize charging operations and equipment as per their fleet’s requirements.
“Ohio has proudly led the charge in manufacturing and logistics for over a century, and we’re positioned to lead for another century with pioneering projects like One Energy’s new electric semi-truck charging site in Findlay,” said Dana Saucier, Head of Economic Development for JobsOhio. “Unlike some states, we don't need to wait years or rely on mandates and subsidies to advance the electrification of logistics. This site is a testament to that fact. Simply put, Ohio is fast becoming the Silicon Valley of energy innovation."
One Energy has also developed patent-pending physical systems to enhance its radial truck charging configuration. It is working with charging equipment manufacturers to deploy both multiplatform and OEM-specific charging solutions matching individual truck requirements and charging rates during the sale of trucks.
The company expects to obtain direct access to transmission service pricing to provide some of the lowest-cost energy available in the U.S. Additionally, the site design allows it to host behind-the-meter renewable energy generation from wind and solar as per the demand.