Electric car, the European FLOW project for the charging network starts


In Barcelona , today started the FLOW project whose goal is; that of & quot; promoting a concept of mobility; electricity suitable for the end user for the benefit of the energy system of all of Europe. A consortium of 30 European partners will carry it out. There is a lot of Italy in this project. Indeed, between the partners c & # 39; & egrave; Enel through some of its main subsidiaries such as, for example, Enel Grids, e-Distribuzione and Enel X Way.

Furthermore, it is not possible; not to mention the presence of Acea Energia, Terna, RSE and other realities; of our country.


Entering more in detail, the FLOW project will experiment & agrave ;, valider & agrave; and potenzier & agrave; the so-called & quot; Vehicle-to-X & quot; , which allows the exchange of energy between vehicles, buildings and the grid. Energy management will be more and more; important with the increase in the diffusion of electric cars in the coming years.

According to estimates by the International Energy Agency, by 2030 the demand for energy for battery-powered cars it will represent; up to 6.5% of final electricity consumption in Europe and electricity sales will touch nearly 60 billion euros per year. At the same time, bring mobility; electricity in urban and rural areas poses several challenges including accessibility; charging infrastructure.

The FLOW project, therefore, aims to overcome the main obstacles encountered by drivers in charging and using electric vehicles and to offer solutions and alternatives to these challenges.

The solutions developed within FLOW will offer the answers to the imminent mass use of electric vehicles for all the players involved, from distribution system operators (DSO) to charging point operators, to service providers mobility, from infrastructure producers to end users. The main focus is to confirm and quantify the advantages offered by flexibility; charging of electric vehicles and reducing grid problems to achieve energy decarbonisation in the transition to a mobility model; sustainable.

The project, lasting 4 years, is; coordinated by the Catalan Institute for Energy Research (IREC) and implemented by a multidisciplinary team made up of academic partners, small, medium and large companies in the energy and mobility sector; and by large European industrial associations.

Overall 5 demonstration sites will be built to determine the impact on different energy systems. They will be built in the Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy, Denmark and Spain.

When the potential is fully exploited; of energy exchange with the grid, electric vehicles will bring about real change. To achieve this goal & egrave; It is essential to test the energy flows and driving patterns of real users on real networks, and the results of this pioneering project will inspire policy and best practice definition.

The FLOW project & egrave; funded by the European Union .

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