EV Charging Project

Angie Rolufs, Vice President at Paragon, leads a team strategy meeting for the EV Charging project.

Feasibility Study: Lead Battery Energy Storage with EV Charging at MO Gas Stations

In 2019, Paragon supported the Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI) in delivering a feasibility analysis for the integration of lead batteries with electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to the Missouri Division of Energy. Angela Rolufs, Paragon’s Vice President, provided consulting services to the Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI) to determine the feasibility of including advanced lead battery energy storage with EV charging at Missouri gas stations. CBI was awarded a grant from the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED), Division of Energy for the study, and CBI contracted with Paragon for project delivery.

Project Objectives:

The feasibility study indicated that the use of advanced lead batteries with EV charging can mitigate electricity demand costs and shift use away from higher-cost peak periods. Missouri Division of Energy’s stated goal of this project was to support innovative industry partnerships to increase the awareness of marketable energy storage technologies that have the potential to help meet the state’s energy needs both now and in the future.