E-mobility continues to gain speed in Europe. Many automotive manufacturers now offer an attractive portfolio of electric vehicles, allowing them to reach a new target group. At the same time, a more tightly knit network of charging stations is emerging. However, this can jeopardise network stability, especially due to the large amounts of energy drawn by electric cars and the strong fluctuations that result.
The smart energy network relies on comprehensive communication to integrate the charging stations in the best possible way. The IP-based data connection to the smart grid ensures continuous measurement and control. This also enables load compensation by interconnecting charging stations. In addition, vehicle-to-grid communication makes it possible to integrate special billing models and offer new services. Furthermore, in future the vehicles connected to the smart grid are expected to serve as batteries for storing extra energy as needed
Data communication in real time is required to make the charging station units fit for the smart grid. For this purpose, devolo is utilising G3-PLC technology to provide an efficient communication solution that can be easily integrated into charging stations even after they are built. G3-PLC connects the charging stations to each other and enables an efficient connection to the grid control centre (smart operator).
Additional services and billing models can be implemented using vehicle-to-grid communication. The Green PHY modules enable devolo to provide an innovative connection, which has now become a global standard in charging station communication. The data connection for this is established via Powerline with the charging connection between station and electric vehicle. This principle enables reliable authentication and comprehensive communication for the charging process. At the same time, billing models and even new services can be integrated.
Learn more about the benefits of G3-PLC technology from devolo and how it works right here.
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