On the basis of research carried out by a broad group of market players, network operators and municipal governments, an independent standard set of guidelines has been developed that brings together relevant requirements and desires regarding electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
- A point of departure for future public tenders and permits
- Useful in the development of policy
- A starting point for entering into agreements and signing contracts
What does the standard set consist of?
Charge points must meet standards and regulations such as safety protocols. All guidelines, requirements and desires were categorized and assembled in thematic agreement lists. It is important for both users and stakeholders alike that charging infrastructure works as well as it possibly can. For this reason, we have included practical requirements in addition to the guidelines.
The Standard set - Guidelines per category
1. Functionality - e.g. user-friendliness and availability
2. Design - e.g. construction and use of materials
3. Environment and Location - e.g. signage and wiring
4. Engineering and Safety - e.g. grounding and data connection
5. International Standard and Norms - e.g. IEC and NEN guidelines
6. Realization and Management - e.g. the delivery of charge points and dealing with outages
7. Back offices and Interfaces - e.g. communication protocols and payment options
8. Smart Charging and V2X - e.g. return delivery of energy to the power grid
9. Security - e.g. encryption and access control / Download EV Chargin Systems: Security Requirements
Why work with the standard set?
The agreement lists are straightforward and tie in with international standards. Municipal governments and regions that work with them are not forced to reinvent the wheel, and all information is clearly assembled together. In this manner, nothing gets overlooked in the rollout of public charging infrastructure.
How does the standard set work in practice?
The use of the standard set increases efficiency in public tenders for charging infrastructure. Drawing up tender documentation and other materials is simplified, and costs are reduced. The agreement lists are also easy to use for other parties, such as factories that manufacture charge points. For both these parties and other market players, the demands of the Dutch market are made clear, and they know the standards that their services must comply with.
A living, breathing document
The standard set is a living, breathing document. It is essential that steps are taken to update the guidelines in the future and ensure that they remain current. There are constant new developments in the world of electric transportation and charging infrastructure. In order to continue offering a relevant overview, we must follow these changes closely. This is why a representative group of Dutch market players will confer twice each year to evaluate and update the standard set. Input can originate from the Netherlands Knowledge Platform for Public Charging Infrastructure (NKL), new public tenders and other market developments.
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