Energy synergies in transportation hubs & smart charging pilots

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Free webinar organised by Cenex Nederland and Stevin

Free online event | June 10 15:00 – 17:00 CET

Energy systems are becoming more complex and decentralised due to the increasing production of renewable energy sources and energy storage systems and their specific constraints in flexibility and availability. In addition, the increased need for the charging of electric mobility, especially in transportation-hubs, create serious societal challenges. These developments ask for a smarter way of dealing with energy supply and demand and require a better use of existing and new infrastructure.

Energy-hubs and smart charging technologies can provide solutions to address the challenges we are currently facing or will be facing soon. In this webinar Stevin and Cenex Nederland will give two keynotes on these subjects. Stevin is a management consultancy firm that is specialised in Asset Management in energy and mobility infrastructure. Its experience with municipalities, grid operators and (public) transport authorities has enabled Stevin to create a framework to achieve successful energy-hubs. Cenex Nederland is an Amsterdam based non-for-profit organisation delivering research and consultancy projects in zero emission vehicle technology and related infrastructure. Cenex Nederland works together with its strategic partner in the UK, Cenex (est. 2005).

This webinar is interesting for you if you are involved in:

  • The development of transportation-hubs
  • The electrification of (public) mobility
  • Procuring and implementing solutions for energy distribution and charging infrastructure
  • Incorporating the Renewable Energy Directive (RED2) and Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPDB)
  • Developing city strategies for energy transition and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs)
  • Built environment energy- and fleet management

Session 1 Energy-hubs

Keynote speaker(s): Rogier Pennings & Luuk van Loosdrecht (STEVIN)

The rapid electrification of public mobility has a big impact on transportation-hubs due to the growing need for charging infrastructure. Coordination between municipalities, grid operators, public transport providers and nearby companies is fundamental to make these hubs efficient, both on an economic, environmental and social level. Such coordination will transform a transportation-hub into an energy-hub with various use-cases. Stevin gives a keynote on the concept of energy-hubs and the possible synergies and challenges that emerge while developing these energy-hubs.

In this session you will learn:

  • What energy-hubs are and how these relate to the energy transition and transportation-hubs.
  • The opportunities and challenges that are ahead of us and the role of stakeholders.
  • Our roadmap towards successful energy-hubs.

Session 2 Lessons learnt in procuring smart charging technologies

Keynote speaker(s): Esther van Bergen & Jorden van der Hoogt (CENEX NEDERLAND)

Electric driving is on the rise, and as a result you can see more and more EVs driving through the streets. But this also means that each of these vehicles needs to be charged by electricity, adding stress to the electricity grid. To address these challenges, smart technologies are developed to help reduce load on the net, match supply and demand in a more decentralised energy system and optimise the use of renewable energy. This keynote is based on the learnings from the Interreg SEEV4-City project, which includes six real-life operational pilots in four different (North Sea Region) countries. We will highlight practical insights from and explore the potential for wider-scale application of, the different solutions used.

In this session you will learn:

  • Where we stand in terms of charging technology developments.
  • How you can charge more EVs while reducing the need of grid investments.
  • What challenges you may face in procuring, installing and operating the equipment.
  • What the potential and barriers of wider adoption of different solutions may be.