What do you know about instal­ling char­ging stations?

If you consider installing charging stations in your organisation's car park, you had better know what you are talking about. Knowledge of charge points

Faci­li­ty mana­gers are regu­lar­ly told that they can­not install char­ging sta­ti­ons at their loca­ti­on. The rea­sons vary.

The top three argu­ments put forward:

  1. The­re is too litt­le capacity
  2. The con­struc­tion and con­nec­tion to the net­work are too complex
  3. Peak loads cripp­le the site’s power supply

Know­ledge of data exchange

The argu­ments sound plau­si­ble in them­sel­ves. But you only know whe­ther they are valid if you have know­ledge of the mat­ter. You have to under­stand data exch­an­ges bet­ween con­nec­tions, and it is nice to have a feel for eco­no­mic and finan­cial reflec­tions. A cer­tain amount of crea­ti­vi­ty is also required.

Often thought of in terms of tech

In the char­ging sta­ti­on indus­try, the main focus is on tech­no­lo­gy. One com­pa­ny may know about meter boxes, ano­t­her about cables, and yet ano­t­her about ampli­fiers or dis­tri­bu­ti­on boxes. Few peop­le and/​or com­pa­nies over­see the ent­i­re, com­plex spec­trum. It is the­re­fo­re not sur­pri­sing that faci­li­ty mana­gers of hotels, restau­rants, school buil­dings, hos­pi­tals, office buil­dings and other insti­tu­ti­ons do not have the requi­red know-how and are the­re­fo­re usual­ly unab­le to coun­ter the argu­ments of instal­lers and net­work managers.

It can’t, does not exist

We have been acti­ve in the ener­gy sec­tor for over 12 years and have noti­ced that the­re is still a lot of igno­ran­ce. Through tri­al and error, Pluq has grown into a valu­able source of know­ledge. Com­pa­re it to a sur­ge­on. Anyo­ne who fre­quent­ly per­forms the same ope­ra­ti­ons beco­mes a spe­cia­list. Com­pli­ca­ti­ons and unex­pec­ted situa­tions requi­re good action and unusu­al solu­ti­ons. Tog­e­ther with our regu­lar instal­la­ti­on part­ner, we have rea­li­sed loading bays at chal­len­ging loca­ti­ons – the car park of Wagen­borg Pas­sa­giers­diens­ten in Hol­werd (in the midd­le of the Wad­den Sea) and the car park at Die­ren­park Amers­fo­ort – ‚were actual­ly not possible.

The­re­fo­re, at Pluq, we belie­ve that ‚can’t‘ doesn’t exist

  1. Capa­ci­ty pro­blems are sol­ved by crea­ti­ve thin­king. For examp­le, you can adjust the char­ging inten­si­ty to the amount of capa­ci­ty avail­ab­le in real-time.
  2. The con­struc­tion and instal­la­ti­on of char­ging sta­ti­ons are rare­ly too com­plex. It requi­res sharp thin­king, good pre­pa­ra­ti­on, and pro­fes­sio­nal and good planning.
  3. Peak loads can be easi­ly con­trol­led by adjus­ting the char­ging sta­ti­ons differently.

Perhaps you would be wise not to ask yourself what you know about instal­ling char­ge points. The ans­wer is actual­ly irrelevant.

The ques­ti­on you have to ask is: do I want char­ge points in my car park?

If the ans­wer is posi­ti­ve, you can use our know­ledge of instal­ling char­ging sta­ti­ons free of charge. 

Second opi­ni­on

Is your loca­ti­on not sui­ta­ble for char­ging stations? 

Ask for a second opinion. 

Send an e‑mail to info@​pluq.​eu, and we will con­ta­ct you. 

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