The transformation of transport is picking up speed: to achieve climate protection targets, fossil fuels are being replaced and new transport services implemented. Electrical transport as a low-emission form of transport has a central role to play. For this to succeed, not only must the charging infrastructure be sufficiently available, but also networked and manageable. Load management and control which serves the network in accordance with § 14a EnWG (German Energy Industry Act) are becoming increasingly important. Expansion of the charging infrastructure is being expedited, not only on public highways, but particularly on car parks for customers and staff. For new buildings, project owners plan for charging equipment to be part of the facilities offered. Drivers of electric vehicles want to benefit from favourable charging tariffs at home, or be part of a “power community”. If own-generation is combined with charging facilities, questions arise as to the necessary delimitation of privileged quantities of power. The same applies to companies who benefit from the special compensation schemes. Legislative assemblies have also been active, as is demonstrated by the Charging Station Regulations, changes in tax and calibration regulations. For energy providers and other transport service providers this creates further challenges, as well as new business segments.
The workshop on 7 February 2018 combines a thorough overview of the current legal framework with specific options for operational implementation. It is aimed at management and staff in companies who implement electrical transport in practice. The target groups are both energy providers and other providers of transport, as well as companies who are equipping their sites with electric vehicles and a charging infrastructure.