Focus: Energy Supply Industry

Investments in charging infrastructure are on the rise

There are currently a total of 4,730 public charging stations in Germany, including 530 high-speed charging stations. They offer 10,700 public charging points. Businesses, utility companies and the public sector have recognized the importance of comprehensive infrastructure. Last November, the joint venture IONITY, composed of leading automobile manufacturers, announced plans for a Europe-wide charging network. Around 400 high-speed charging stations are to be installed along Europe’s major transport routes by 2020. On top of that, the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is adding high-speed charging stations and parking spaces for electric vehicles to the approximately 400 rest stops along federal highways which are managed by the private company Autobahn Tank & Rast GmbH. And the European Commission has approved the 300 million euro incentive program set up by the BMVI. The aim is to develop a comprehensive charging infrastructure with 15,000 charging stations across Germany.
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experts sharing experiences

Experts from the sector give an insight at the ees & Power2Drive Forum on all three days from 10.30 and are available for questions and discussions. On Thursday, June 21, storage solutions for utilities, charging infrastructure solutions for municipalities and the conversion of vehicle fleets of professional users such as businesses, municipalities and mobility service providers to electro mobility will be the focus. The exhibition Forums are included in the exhibition ticket.

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All four The smarter E Europe Forums

The best energy suppliers in the energy transition

The best energy suppliers of the D-A-CH region will be honored as energy suppliers in the energy transition at the annually held award ceremony “Energiewende Award – Energieversorger 2018”, which will take place at The smarter E – the leading platform of the new energy world. All trade fair visitors are cordially invited to attend the award ceremony on June 21, 2018 at 10.30 am at The smarter E Forum. the five highest rated from 1,700 analyzed energy suppliers in Germany as well as the leading in Austria and Switzerland, will be awarded in the following five categories: electricity, heat, energy efficiency, mobility and energy transition. 1.700 Unternehmen wurden untersucht und ausgewertet - die jeweils fünf besten Energieversorger Deutschlands sowie die erstplatzierten Energieversorger Österreichs und der Schweiz in den folgenden fünf Kategorien ausgezeichnet:

  • electricity
  • heat
  • energy efficiency
  • mobility
  • energy transition

The winners 2017 in the category mobility were innogy SE, Lechwerke AG and STAWAG Stadtwerke Aachen Aktiengesellschaft.

When: June 21, 2018 at 10.30 am, followed by a drinks get-together and a photo session for the winners
Where: The smarter E Forum (Hall B2, Booth B2.570)

100+ providers of innovative solutions

Well-known suppliers and representatives of energy supply companies aren’t the only source of inspiration to be found at Power2Drive Europe – start-up founders will also be providing fresh momentum. With their innovative business models, they are welcome partners for established enterprises and energy supply companies. In innovative communities and cities, supply and mobility are digitally interconnected in many areas. With the development of e-mobility and new car sharing options in particular, municipal providers have the opportunity to greatly expand their offerings.

More electric vehicles require more solar-powered charging stations

E-mobility only makes ecological and economic sense if it is fueled by renewable sources of energy. In Germany, for example, the Federal Environmental Agency has said that transportation must be greenhouse gas-neutral by 2050 if the country wants to achieve its climate goals. The environmental agency has also calculated that e-mobility generates lower additional economic costs for the energy transition in the transport sector than power-to-liquid, power-to-methane and power-to-hydrogen.
At the Power2Drive Forum, experts will be sharing their knowledge on combining renewable energies and electric vehicles, and the significance of electric cars for the energy mix and transport of the future. The spotlight will be on brand new vehicle concepts, innovative charging solutions and current business models for sustainable e-mobility.

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Traveling to Munich for Power2Drive

Munich’s location in the heart of Europe and its excellent transport infrastructure make travel fast and straightforward for exhibitors and visitors. The city is easily reached by plane, train or car.
And Munich is always worth a visit. Bavarian culture fosters lively discussion in a convivial atmosphere.
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