Whether due to environmental concerns, government incentives and regulations or rising gas prices; the electrification of transportation is gaining momentum around the world. According to Arthur D. Little’sreport, by 2030 there will be more than 40 million passenger electric vehicles on European roads. As exciting as this news sounds from the environmental perspective, it is alarming for grid operators. Due to the sudden demand for electricity, local distribution systems might suffer from temporary overloads, leading to power outages and other grid stability issues, such as voltage spikes and frequency fluctuations that can affect the performance of other equipment connected to the grid.
We spent the final week of November at Frankfurt attending Enlit Europe 2022, a major European energy event following COP27 focused on stories of people, projects, and technologies driving the energy transition. From the various conversations, hub sessions and summit keynotes and panels we take a lot of learnings back with us. Here is a quick snapshot of our top takeaways.
As one of the leading charge point operators (CPO) & e-mobility service providers (EMP) in Eastern Europe, GreenWay builds and manages EV charging infrastructure in the region offering a broad set of EV charging solutions and services.
As the leading full-service e-mobility company in Poland and Slovakia, with nearly 15.000 registered EV drivers, they are a pioneer of electric mobility in the CEE region. GreenWay offers customers a broad set of EV charging solutions and services based on Etrel OCEAN charge point management software and their integrated third-party systems.
On September 27th Landis+Gyr and Etrel hosted an e-Mobility event at the Grand Visconti Palace, Milan. Entitled Smart Technology & New Business Models the event featured industry players and energy policy representatives, presenting a unique opportunity to understand the status of the e-mobility infrastructure deployment and how this fits within the overall national energy strategy.
Faroe Islands, a self-governing Danish archipelago of 18 islands between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, is home to 50,000 people. Disconnected from mainland Europe, the islands cannot import electricity. With the rising adoption of electric vehicles, this meant that SEV, the community owned electricity supplier to 97% of the archipelago needed to build an EV charging ecosystem that would serve its residents reliably while ensuring a stable grid.
Electric vehicles (EVs) are seeing tremendous adoption globally and will play a significant role in a distributed energy system and in the transition to a net zero society. Recognizing that EVs represent both challenges and opportunities for utilities, Landis+Gyr acquired two companies in the EV charging space: Etrel and True Energy. With these acquisitions, we expand our offering to utilities through EV charging hardware and smart charging software, including demand response and flexibility management to better manage the grid.