What is PowerBank?
PowerBank is the first step towards a more sustainable and developed grid. It is Monta’s preventative solution that detects imbalances in the electrical grid and briefly pauses current charging sessions to prevent blackouts.
With PowerBank, charge point owners are helping their community by preventing blackouts and earning Monta Wallet credits as a reward. It's a smart way to keep the electricity flowing smoothly while supporting the transition to EVs.
What is Monta’s solution?
How do I sign up for PowerBank?
You can opt out of PowerBank by referring to our guides for app and portal users.
Do I have to pay for PowerBank?
PowerBank, like any other Monta feature, is free and subscription-free. You will need to simply opt in to access PowerBank and start helping to balance out the grid.
For how long will my charge be paused?
The duration of the pause is difficult to estimate and can vary depending on grid conditions. The pause will not affect the overall charging experience of the vehicles using your charge points - charging will simply be delayed temporarily until the grid imbalance is resolved.
Why are we doing this?
It is Monta’s constant goal to future-proof the EV ecosystem. With increasing volatility and unpredictability in electricity generation and consumption, there is an increased possibility of blackouts or outages that can affect the lives of many.
Monta's solution to the issue of power outages is simple: detect the imbalance of the grid, temporarily pause your ongoing charge, and we can all prevent blackouts.
How does PowerBank benefit me?
By welcoming you as a user of PowerBank, Monta is empowering you to be part of the solution to your country's energy problems by allowing us to pause and restart the charging of electric vehicles when the grid needs it most.
In exchange, you can receive Monta Wallet credits, depending on the amount of electricity used for EV charging.