New study where concerns discounts on the tariffs for the electric cars charging and the utilization of the accumulators of vehicles for electricity storage are proposed by the Polytechnic for Electromotive Engineering, which was held on behalf of the Regulatory Authority for Energy.

At the end of 2018, the Regulatory Authority for Energy set up a public consultation (results expected within days) on the regulatory framework for the deployment and operation of electric vehicle recharging infrastructures in Greece, which is at an initial stage of development. 

According to RAE President Nikos Boulaxis, electrification is the future and should be supported by the State, as it is one of the most important tools for increasing the penetration of renewable energy into the energy balance and substitution of conventional fuels .

According to the study of the Polytechnic University (Research University Institute for Communications and Computer Systems), one of the incentives that could be given is to calculate network and system usage charges only for the energy side (ie to exempt the charging infrastructure from the power charge included in network and system tariffs for other consumers) for a specific period of time (eg 5 years) as an incentive for initial infrastructure development. It is also proposed to take measures to facilitate energy communities to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

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In terms of consumer charging, alternatives are charge per kWh (based on energy consumed per recharging), time charging (based on recharging time), single charge per recharging, or a combination of the above solutions with entry fee , a monthly fee, etc. Uniform technical specifications are proposed to allow all vehicles to be recharged at all stations and roaming (analogous to mobile telephony) for charging by different electricity supplier and / or another EU country.

With regard to the market development model, the Polytechnic proposes to adopt the model of the free / competitive market (development of publicly accessible electric vehicle recharging infrastructures by the private sector) in the direction stipulated by the Community legislation and, if there is no interest from the market, then the network will be developed by the national electricity provider.

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