Meshcrafts has installed Norways first vehicle to grid (V2G) installation with Statsbygg, demonstrating how electric vehicle batteries can become valuable resources for the power grid and building owners. The EV battery is a distributed energy resource that can be used as an asset in the smart grid. At Statsbyggs site the EV battery stores electricity which can either be used as flexible resources in the power grid or reduce power peaks for the buildings/grid operator, as well as propulsion for the EV.
Soon it will be possible to adjust the price of the electricity based on when power consumption is high and when it is low. When people make dinner and wash clothes, electricity will be more expensive than in the middle of the night when most people are sleeping.
As a software company delivering services on electric car charging, Meshcrafts also handels information on the users of our platform SmartCharge. This makes it essential for us to fully comply with all the GDPR regulation to ensure a proper handling of this information on all accounts.
Fjell, a municipality outside of Bergen on the west cost of Norway, has chosen Meshcrafts for their charging infrastructure. With Meshcrafts’ solution, SmartCharge the municipality can manage the infra structure and have full control of the charging, both of their own cars and employees and for visitors and citizens.
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Charging networks are not always there when you need them, they are often expensive and occupied. If you think back, it is kind of how hotels and motels were back in the days. They were often fully booked and expensive. Then came internet and AirBnB™ and today you can find a super place to spend the night anywhere for the right price.
Nowhere else in the world you find so many electric cars on the roads as in Scandinavia. The IEA – International Energy Agency – estimated that by 2020, approximately twenty million electric vehicles will populate the streets worldwide. Reason enough for the Norwegian start-up Meshcrafts to develop a platform for all the stake holders involved in the electromobility market. SmartCharge is a real-time platform connecting charging stations, operators and EV-drivers.
An electric car is often referred to as a second car and not suitable as the primary car for a family. This statement was probably correct only a few years back. However, as technology progresses, data on driving patterns are collected and first-hand experience from EV drivers are gained, we can conclude that this is not the case. The electric car is the future – it can take you literally anywhere with electricity and can work as the primary car in most cases.
Meshcrafts has over the last years grown from a startup with an idea of solving charging challenges on several levels to now being a software house with one of the most advanced platforms for controlling charging of electric vehicles. The SmartCharge platform is developed for the future of e-mobility taking into account the needs of all stakeholders in the market, from the ev-driver via the charge point operator to the grid owner.
We are happy to welcome Jörg Nagel as member of our advisory board. Jörg has been active in the German utility sector since 1999. Over the years he has become familiar with the customer’s perspective, as well as assessing developments from the consultant’s point of view. After being a specialist and a management consultant, he held several managerial functions at EWE in system-relevant utility issues, strategy and business development before becoming Partner at Utility Partners.
In the effort of reducing green house gases and local air pollution, countries have implemented different incentives for e-mobility to reach these goals. The incentives vary, but are mostly about reducing the costs of buying EVs. However, there are some other creative incentives.
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