About the project

The Action NCE-FastEvNet and the Action NCE-AdvancedEvNet are projects co-financed by the CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) programme, aiming to build the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles throughout Poland and Slovakia. That will connect these countries with other European regions that already have a well-developed charging network. The blank patch on the electric map of Europe, which especially Poland has been so far, will disappear.

The projects, implemented by GreenWay Infrastructure Poland in Poland and GreenWay Infrastructure in Slovakia, are aimed at:

  • creating a fully operational and integrated charging network in Poland and Slovakia,
  • installing the core backbone network in areas where it is currently lacking,
  • strengthening of infrastructure in places where there is a high demand for charging services, and existing chargers are heavily occupied,
  • popularization of a variety of electric vehicles, thanks to the creation of charging stations, which can be used by any electric vehicle models,
  • reduction of average CO2 emissions and improvement of air condition.

The first pilot charging stations were deployed in 2014 – 2015 in Slovakia. Currently implemented projects supported by CEF aim to ensure the electrification of roads, the pilot implementation of fast charging networks in Central Europe and the introduction of new technologies that will help reduce the charging time of future electric vehicles with large batteries as well as gaining experience in managing this complex technological system in a commercial process.

NCE-FastEvNet project 03/2016 – 03/2019

Studies “Market analyses and customer driven approach” and “Network implementation plan”, with pilot deployment of:

<p>Studies “Market analyses and customer driven approach” and “Network implementation plan”, with pilot deployment of:</p>
<p> 75 multi-standard fast charging stations (FCS) in Poland and 10 in Slovakia along the TEN-T corridors,</p>

75 multi-standard fast charging stations (FCS) in Poland and 10 in Slovakia along the TEN-T corridors,

3 Battery Assisted Fast Charging Stations (FCS with “GridBooster” energy storage) in Slovakia

<p>3 Battery Assisted Fast Charging Stations (FCS with “GridBooster” energy storage) in Slovakia</p>

NCE-AdvancedEvNet project 03/2017 – 06/2020

Studies “Implementation of high power infrastructure and its effect on the electric grid” and “Network implementation and massive rollout plan”, with pilot deployment of:

<p>Studies “Implementation of high power infrastructure and its effect on the electric grid” and “Network implementation and massive rollout plan”, with pilot deployment of:</p>
<p>10 ultrafast charging stations (UFCHS) up to 350kW in Poland<br />
and 3 in Slovakia,</p>

10 ultrafast charging stations (UFCHS) up to 350kW in Poland
and 3 in Slovakia,

60 multi-standard fast charging stations (FCHS) in Poland,

<p>60 multi-standard fast charging stations (FCHS) in Poland,</p>
<p>50 AC 7-22 kW normal charging AC stations (ACS) in Poland and 20 in Slovakia on the intermodal spots,</p>

50 AC 7-22 kW normal charging AC stations (ACS) in Poland and 20 in Slovakia on the intermodal spots,

10 Battery Assisted Charging Systems (“GridBooster” energy storages) in Poland

<p>10 Battery Assisted Charging Systems (“GridBooster” energy storages) in Poland</p>

Both projects are part of the activities that run simultaneously throughout Central and Eastern Europe.

Thanks to different projects, a large charging network for electric vehicles will be created connecting Scandinavia with Italy in the south and will cover Poland, Germany, Belgium, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Austria and Slovenia with fast and ultrafast charging stations.

Market analyses and customer driven approach

The aim of the activity is to determine the expectations and needs of Polish and Slovak consumers related to electric vehicles and public charging infrastructure, as well as connections between the electricity network and charging services. Market and user surveys, interviews with industry experts and workshops will be conducted. As a result, recommendations will be made regarding the further development of charging infrastructure, taking into account the differences between individual countries.

Network implementation plan

In order for the charging network to serve users well, it is necessary to optimize the deployment of stations in Poland and Slovakia and to implement an appropriate IT system. The network is to be reliable in operation and focus on customer expectations and satisfaction, as well as building positive experiences.

Pilot deployment of infrastructure in Slovakia

In Slovakia, 10 fast charging stations will be deployed. There already exists fast charging stations network in Slovakia, which will grow and strengthen cross border connections with Poland and Czech Republic.

Activity 4: Pilot deployment of infrastructure in Poland

In Poland, a nationwide network of fast chargers will be created enabling the country to connect with the infrastructure of electrified roads in Slovakia, Germany, the Czech Republic and Lithuania. In each charging location, AC / Type 2, DC / Combo 2 and DC / CHAdeMO charging standards will be available. Stations will be located:
1. in cities located along the main transport corridors – they will facilitate daily city traffic by electric vehicle
2. along the TEN-T transport corridors – they will enable travelling between cities and strengthen connections between countries

Pilot deployment of battery assisted fast charging stations

In some places, there is an increased demand for charging services. Mainly, these are in centres of large cities with heavy traffic. Installation of energy storage there will shorten the waiting time for charging and reduce the load on the power grid while increasing access to charging services for users. As part of the project, three storage units will be installed in Slovakia, they will complete the charging infrastructure being built in this country.

Evaluation and quality assurance - performance, standards and interoperability

The quality of the infrastructure and services offered are key factors in the success of the entire project. Providing high-quality charging services requires the implementation of not only a well-thought-out fast charging network but also a high-quality information system that will allow for full operation within its own and its roaming partners’ networks. Ensuring this will require setting standards for the design and installation of fast charging stations, and determining quality assurance procedures, as well as continuous compliance.
This will create a homogeneous and operational network, as well as a number of good practices providing a set of measurable reference levels for further planning and implementation of charging infrastructure.

Dissemination and communication

The development of every activity and the dissemination of innovative technologies and solutions requires popularization and promotion. As part of the project, actions will be implemented aimed at broad communication and dissemination of project results.

Project management

This activity will ensure that the project objectives are fulfilled and that project deliverables are delivered on time and in line with the budget and project plan.

Study 1. Implementation of high power infrastructure and its effect on the electric grid

The study will analyze the technical and economic impact of high-power charging infrastructure on the electric grid.

Study 2. Network implementation and massive rollout plan

The study will define and optimize the network deployment, ICT supported business processes with a focus on customer experience and preferences and define the long term massive rollout plan for various types of charging services.

Pilot A1. Deployment of 10 ultra-fast charging stations (up to 350 kW) in Poland

To increase the efficiency of the fast charging network in Poland, 10 ultra-fast charging stations (UFCHS) will be installed, able to charge up to 350 kW.

Pilot A2. Deployment of 3 ultra-fast charging stations (up to 350 kW) in Slovakia

Also in Slovakia, the efficiency of fast charging networks will be increased thanks to the installation of 3 ultra-fast charging stations (UFCHS) that can charge up to 350 kW.

Pilot B. Deployment of 60 fast charging stations (40-50 kW) with special focus on urban nodes in Poland

The fast charging network in Poland will become denser and improved thanks to the installation of additional 60 fast charging stations. Chargers will be located along the main transport corridors, but this time we will focus on large cities located on the TEN-T routes due to the expected rapid increase in the number of electric vehicles in cities. Fully operational and integrated into the European roaming network, the Polish charging network will improve national and international possibilities of electric travelling.

Pilot C1. Deployment of 50 normal charging stations (7-22 kW) with special focus on intermodal spots in Poland

Intermodal locations are places where you can easily change from one type of transport to another. Most often they are found in big cities, although efficient urban transport requires their creation even in smaller centres. Often, such points allow you to change from a private car to public transport. In five such places, 50 normal charging stations will be installed in Poland (10 iat each point).

Pilot C2. Deployment of 20 normal charging stations (7-22 kW) with special focus on intermodal spots in Slovakia

Also in Slovakia, normal chargers (up to 22 kW) will be installed at intermodal points. There will be 20 of them.

Pilot D. Deployment of 10 battery assisted charging systems/GridBoosters in Poland

In points where there is a high demand for fast charging services in Poland, energy storage facilities with accompanying charging stations will be installed enabling shortening the waiting time and relieving the power grid.

Project management

In order to complete the project on time within the framework and the budget, it is necessary to ensure its proper management by setting rules, quality standards, managing risk and building an appropriate organizational structure.

Dissemination and communication

As part of the project, actions will be implemented aimed to broadly communicate and disseminate project results.

Contact Poland

GreenWay Polska Sp. z o.o.

Aleja Zwycięstwa 96/98
Gdynia 81-451

e-mail: office@greenwaypolska.pl
tel.: +48 58 731 96 36

NIP: 5833195289
KRS: 0000602098
REGON: 363635970

Contact Slovakia

GreenWay Infrastructure s.r.o.

Šustekova 49
851 04 Bratislava

e-mail: info@greenway.sk
tel.: +421 2 330 56 236

IČO: 47 728 086
DIČ: 2024088363
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