E-mobility in the smart grid


  • The constant increase in the amount of electric vehicles on European roads is causing rapid growth in the number of charging stations
  • Efficiently integrating charging stations into the smart grid is a fundamental aspect of enabling control by a smart operator
  • With G3-PLC and Green PHY, devolo is providing ideal Powerline technology for enabling innovative use of e-mobility in the smart grid
devolo E-mobility in the smart grid

Smart grid communication for efficient e-mobility

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


devolo offers a comprehensive communication solution

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.

Research project


devolo and University Duisburg-Essen develop innovative communication for E-Mobility charging stations.

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Contact Walter Krott

Walter Krott

Director Sales Smart Grid

Phone: +49 241 18279-212
Mobile: +49 151 54431618
E-Mail: Walter.Krott@devolo.de

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