Red Hook Terminals
Red Hook is a terminal, stevedore, and cross harbor barge operator with two facilities in the Port of New York and New Jersey complex.
10 electric yard tractors
Avg. 6.5 MWh/month
A new venture
bp pulse – a solution to fluctuating costs
Unfamiliar with operating a fleet with electricity as a fuel, Red Hook realized the need for managed charging. In order to solve for fluctuating utility charging rates – which can shift dramatically hour-by-hour – Red Hook sought out bp pulse. By using our Omega software, Red Hook is now charging at lower-cost energy times. In their first full quarter of reporting, the fleet has reduced demand charges by 55% in peak months, resulting in an 84% reduction in overall fuel costs. This is made possible through Omega’s 99.9% platform uptime guarantee, allowing the fleet 24/7 monitoring and automated response to their fleet charging operations.
With omega, Red Hook has been able to maintain a steady demand, while reducing demand charges by 55% in high-demand months. The average kWh/driving hr is 17.14.
A seamless transition
New technologies, existing infrastructure
bp pulse further eased Red Hook’s transition to electric vehicles by smoothly integrating our services with the fleet’s existing fleet management infrastructure and telematics. This allowed Red Hook to fully manage their charging operations in real-time while minimizing site upgrades. They now have visibility into each vehicle’s state of charge, schedule charging based on duty cycles, and track current and maximum energy capacity at the site. With this, Red Hook improved fleet readiness, starting 95% of their EV trips with a 99% state of charge.
bp pulse also offers:
- Site Controller: utilizing integrated revenue-grade meters for real-time usage visibility
- Control mechanisms: keeping peak demand and coincident loads below the designated peak power thresholds
Over 95% of Red Hook EV shifts started with 99% state of charge.
Mike Stamatis, President
Red Hook Terminals