Is your instal­ler say­ing that the net­work can­not hand­le the peak load of char­ging stations?

The capacity of the network is an important parameter. It is also a significant reason why installers and network operators advise against installing a

The Nether­lands, espe­cial­ly in the north, is struggling with grid con­ges­ti­on. Due to eco­no­mic growth, the demand for electri­ci­ty trans­mis­si­on is grea­ter than the grid can hand­le. As a result, new com­pa­nies can­not always estab­lish them­sel­ves, or resi­den­ti­al are­as are not con­nec­ted to the grid.

In the­se „pro­blem are­as“, instal­lers are often reluc­tant to install char­ging sta­ti­ons. They are afraid that the fuses will blow and loca­ti­ons will be left without power becau­se demand exceeds supply.

This doubt is under­stand­a­ble. But rare­ly jus­ti­fied. Limi­ted capa­ci­ty does not have to be an obsta­cle to buil­ding a char­ging sta­ti­on. The­re are various solu­ti­ons to tack­le the challenge. 

Smart char­ging network 

Allowing char­ging sta­ti­ons to talk to each other 24/7 cal­cu­la­tes the avail­ab­le capa­ci­ty and dis­tri­bu­tes it to the char­ging sta­ti­ons in use. If a new car arri­ves, the power is redis­tri­bu­t­ed. This dyna­mic, intel­li­gent char­ging method is ide­al­ly sui­ted to loca­ti­ons whe­re cars are par­ked for long peri­ods, allowing enough time for bat­te­ry charging.

Slower char­ging during peak hours

In loca­ti­ons such as hotels and restau­rants, the­re are busy moments and less busy moments. Set­ting char­ging sta­ti­ons so that the­re are fewer kW avail­ab­le during peak hours avoids cri­ti­cal peak loads while the cars con­ti­nue to char­ge and have enough power to dri­ve several hund­red kilo­me­tres after two hours.

Request more capacity

A thi­c­ker cable with more trans­port capa­ci­ty or a lar­ger trans­for­mer house are ways to get more power at loca­ti­ons. The­se solu­ti­ons are expen­si­ve, and the ques­ti­on is who will pay for them. A lar­ger trans­for­mer is usual­ly the respon­si­bi­li­ty of the site owner. The­re are also smar­ter solu­ti­ons. For examp­le, find out what cate­go­ry your electri­ci­ty con­nec­tion falls into and whe­ther the­re is a pos­si­bi­li­ty of incre­a­sing the power wit­hin that cate­go­ry. If the­re is such a pos­si­bi­li­ty, the grid ope­ra­tor will have to adjust to rea­li­se the capacity.

Tech­no­lo­gy makes a lot possible.

But „see­ing oppor­tu­nities“ and „thin­king crea­tively“ is at least as necessary.

Each loca­ti­on is dif­fe­rent and requi­res a spe­ci­fic solution.

Wha­te­ver the instal­ler tells you, I’m wil­ling to bet that your loca­ti­on can hand­le the peak load and that we can crea­te an inno­va­ti­ve char­ging station.

Diesen Artikel teilen