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University of Notre Dame Starts Work on New EV Charging Network

The University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., recently announced that it is working with intelligent power management company Eaton to install a new electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure for its campus, according to a news release. The project is part of the university’s larger goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. Eaton’s Green Motion Building chargers will be placed at locations like campus utility and maintenance buildings, parking lots, the campus bookstore and art museum, and an administrative building.

“The university is pleased to be collaborating with Eaton in this emerging market as we work to continue to find ways to expand and diversify our microgrid here on campus,” said Paul Kempf, Notre Dame’s assistant vice president for utilities and maintenance. “The university’s relationship with Eaton has existed for over 30 years and has allowed our campus to benefit from a wide range of quality Eaton products, EV chargers, and the associated software being just one example in a long line of successes.”

The university will also implement Eaton’s Charging Network Manager software, included with the charging hardware, according to the news release. The software streamlines installation and allows the university to remotely oversee the stations, manage access control and payment, and reduce load-management costs through a single dashboard.

“We’re thrilled to build on our long history of collaboration with Notre Dame by supporting the university’s EV charging needs today and into the future,” said Eaton’s President of Assemblies and Residential Solutions, John Rhodes. “As EV adoption picks up speed, we’re delivering the breakout hardware and software capabilities needed to help the university implement fast, convenient, and affordable EV charging infrastructure.”

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