What does the future bring?
In the coming years, a network of smart charging ports and fast chargers will be placed in the public space. Commercial businesses and apartment buildings install charging facilities to provide infrastructure outside of the public space. Charging data is monitored to define usage patterns of various drivers, as well as how many chargers are needed in which locations.
With a significant increase in electrification, the generation and management of clean energy has become one of the top priorities for Amsterdam. All of the electricity needed for its public charging ports, is currently generated from local wind mills. In addition, the city aims to increase local production of solar energy from 5,000 to 92,000 households in the next three to four years.
Amsterdam is now assessing the possibilities of temporary, local storage of energy through vehicles’ battery packs or in separate reusable batteries. In this futuristic scenario, energy can be generated locally, and returned to the grid at peak times. This will make all of us less dependent on fossil fuels, perhaps once and for all.
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We’d like to express our gratitude to The Municipality of Amsterdam for its contributions to a greener, more sustainable future. Special thanks to Bart Vertelman, who has helped us draft this case study. Source: Plan Amsterdam Publication 03/2016.
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