The Netherlands – Shell and Alfen will trial an on-site battery-powered system to support ultra-fast electric vehicle charging at Shell’s Zaltbommel forecourt in The Netherlands.
The battery-powered system offers an alternative solution to public grid upgrades by storing electricity in an on-site battery. Connected to a Virtual Power Plant (VPP), the system provides additional benefits as it can use the spare capacity of the battery to sell electricity back to the grid at peak demand moments.
The pilot project combines Alfen’s battery with Shell’s fast charging expertise, including software management from Shell-owned NewMotion and Greenlots.
“By supporting the introduction of additional ultra-fast charging points this solution can help meet customers’ charging needs at grid constrained locations, both at Shell owned retail stations and also at our customers’ premises,” said Roger Hunter, vice president Electric Mobility at Shell.