Two fast-growing companies are joining forces to accelerate the mobility transition: GridX, the smart grid company recently acquired by E.ON, today announced a collaboration with Charge Construct, a holistic charging infrastructure provider based in Ingolstadt, Germany. With the dynamic load management (DLM) solution developed on the basis of gridX technology, Charge Construct aims to become one of the leading full-service providers for charging infrastructure in Germany and the DACH region.
The EU’s plans for achieving the mobility revolution are ambitious: From 2035, for example, new cars will no longer be allowed to emit CO2. However, lofty goals are a positive thing, because they encourage cooperation between sustainable companies. That’s why gridX and Charge Construct have now pooled their resources and jointly developed a DLM based on gridX technology. Charge Construct wants to create a nationwide charging infrastructure, because this is the only way to succeed in the turnaround to electric mobility.
With dynamic load management, Charge Construct complements the charging infrastructure portfolio towards a holistic provider. Customers can save both one-time investment costs and operating costs for their charging infrastructure by using the XENON digital gridX energy platform. By using “Grid Protector” and “Peak Shaver”, more charging points can be realized with the same grid capacity, charging processes can be optimized with complex architecture and taking into account fluctuating building loads.
By applying the 15-minute optimization, smooth and convenient charging behavior at charging stations is achieved while avoiding expensive peak loads — thus ensuring cost-optimized and user-friendly operation at all times. The Multi-Fuse feature also ensures that current draw limits are met in all areas and buildings and that all fuses are protected.
With the dynamic load management solution developed, the network charge limit can be met at four times the number of charging points. By using the “Energy Billing” module, Charge Construct can also use gridX to efficiently operate non-public charging infrastructure. Additional (backend) systems would not be necessary here, which in turn saves customers money.
The two companies already equipped the production site of Druck- und Verlagshaus Zarbock with twelve charging points and a DLM in April. The goal was to avoid peak loads despite frequent and highly fluctuating building loads and additional charging infrastructure. This requires a system that can respond in real time and even in the absence of a network connection — which is why Charge Construct and Zarbock chose gridX.
Ralf Zarbock, Managing Director of Druck- und Verlagshaus Zarbock GmbH & Co. KG: “With gridX, we have chosen an efficient and reliable company. gridX was able to implement our requirements flawlessly and, as a climate-neutral print shop, has reliably supported us in converting our vehicle fleet on the path to a sustainable future.”
Andreas Booke, CEO and co-founder of gridX, says: “Dynamic load management is incredibly important for the mobility transition, because expanding the power grid is expensive — an expansion of the grid connection costs around 50,000 euros. With the XENON-based DLM, the costly expansion is avoided and, by reducing peak loads, up to 2,000 euros per charging point are saved per year. So it’s a win-win situation.”
Adrian Zierer, CEO and Co-Founder of Charge Construct: “Today’s and especially future demand for charging infrastructure often exceeds the available power at the site. With gridX’s dynamic load management, we get the maximum out of the charging infrastructure at every moment and offer the silver bullet of energy and load management with dynamic load management.”