Monday, June 26, 2017
Eoly, Colruyt Group's energy specialist, was chosen to supply green power to the first public charging station network in Flanders. The Flemish Government is planning 2,500 charging stations by 2020, of which charging station operator Allego is commissioned to install the first portion of 650. As a 100 % Belgian and sustainable energy supplier, Eoly will supply this portion.
Chosen energy supplier
Since 2013, Eoly has been supplying green power to various Colruyt Group entities and recently also started focusing on the external market. Companies with a consumption over 50 MWh a year can go to the energy supplier for 100 % sustainable energy, locally generated with wind turbines, solar panels and combined heat/power. "This partnership with Allego is a nice step in the development of our activities on the B2B market", says Thomas Decamps, Sourcing & Supply manager at Eoly. "We are very pleased to be able to supply the very first public charging station network in Flanders with our sustainable power. It allows us to contribute to the development of sustainable mobility and help reduce CO2 emissions."
Encourage electric driving
The Flemish Government wants to encourage electric driving and is therefore developing a public charging station network. As part of the Flemish 'Clean Power for Transport' action plan, Minister of Energy Bart Tommelein commissioned utilities operators Eandis and Infrax to invite tenders. It was won by Allego, a charging station operator that will deliver, install and operate a total of 2,500 public charging stations by 2020. "The aim is for every Flemish municipality to have at least one charging station", says Dirk Thys, account manager at Allego. "We will install the stations spread over a period of four years. The first was symbolically switched on in Ostend in May, the rest will now follow rapidly."
Important addition to charging at home
Public charging stations are an important addition to charging at home or at work. They are mainly used to top up and to bridge distances. Based on analyses, independent studies and experiences abroad, the best locations were chosen to set up new charging stations. These locations are mainly carpool car parks, office buildings, commercial centres, mobility nodes and recreational places.
Would your company like to use Eoly's 100 % sustainable energy? Feel free to visit https://b2b.eoly.be for a detailed overview of our activities.
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