Iskraemeco continues its cooperation with a Dutch service provider, Eneco/Utiliq. This time, the companies teamed up to deliver a smart solution for the electric vehicles (EV) charging market. The first set of Iskraemeco smart meters has already been delivered and installed at several locations in the Netherlands for the contract with Alphabet Car Leasing.
The electric vehicle (EV) market is expanding rapidly across Europe and elsewhere, bringing along changes that will influence the energy market in the future. To successfully tackle these issues, Iskraemeco and Eneco/Utiliq teamed up and offered a smart solution for the EV market segment. The Smart@home solution has already been set up in several households across the Netherlands.
How does the Smart@home solution work? An Iskraemeco smart meter is installed in the switchboard (at the grid connection) and is connected via electricity cable to the charging wall box. The dedicated smart meter records the electricity usage of the EV charging at the wall box and sends the data (through a secure GPRS connection) to the meter data management platform. Within this platform the data of the electricity usage is analyzed and transformed to separate charging transactions (time start/stop and volume in kWh).
With the installation of Iskraemeco smart meters that provide real-time insight to electricity usage of EV charging, a self-employed EV lease driver has the possibility to be reimbursed for the payment of tax (VAT). Via the smart meter the car manufacturer is able to monitor the charging processes in detail for technical purposes (5 minute data regarding voltage and usage of electricity). Last but not least, the car manufacturer can offer the EV driver a 100% zero emission proposition so the driver can compensate the used electricity with a 100% wind energy.