4 Emerging Ways to Pair Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy

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Austin Energy has developed a network charging program, called the Plug-in EVerywhere Network, that allows customers to source 100% of their charging electricity from wind --- for $4.17 a month, customers have unlimited access to more than 800 charging stations within the city's network. Approximately 35% of EV owners within Austin Energy's service area participate in this program. In addition, Austin offered a pilot that encouraged off-peak charging at home at night and on weekends, in addition to the network charging.

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How Does Employing Energy Management Systems Helps Businesses?

Article | July 29, 2022

While most businesses presently strive to achieve environmentally friendly operations and lower their carbon footprints, this argument might not sway all businesses or company executives. While using renewable energy sources or energy management systems has clear environmental benefits, businesses that want to improve their operations and decrease overhead expenses should also consider such technologies. A steady and high-quality power supply is required for the smooth running of any kind of industry. Energy management systems (EMS) are used by a variety of industries to provide a consistent and dependable supply of energy. Energy Management Systems: Advantages for a Business Businesses and industries that use energy management solutions often achieve considerably bigger savings than those that do not use such systems. EMS examines all of the company's processes and enhances them for energy savings. The savings realized by the usage of energy management systems have a direct influence on the bottom line. Some of the most significant benefits of energy management systems are listed below. Improved Brand Image Using energy management systems result in lower power usage and, as a consequence, more environmentally friendly operations. Process optimization is recognized by business clients, customers, and suppliers because it shows excellence in planning and management. Better Productivity and Competitive Edge Reducing energy consumption via process optimization and effective load planning not only increases the overall productivity of industrial operations but also helps businesses to catch up with their competitors through continual process development. Cost-Reduction Energy management systems can ensure at least a 20% decrease in energy bills. System administrators can save up to 10% of their total energy expenditures with modest investments and no upfront costs. Supervisors can save up to one-third of their initial overhead expenses by using energy management solutions in a planned and methodical manner. Closing Lines An energy management system can help any organization save money on energy bills. There are many different energy management systems on the market, so make sure you choose one that is the right size for your business. If you're unclear about which system to buy, a good energy monitoring system can help you assess your performance and point you in the correct direction for process improvement.

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The Role of AI Technology in the Renewable Energy Sector

Article | September 17, 2022

Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are two of the most commonly used commercial phrases these days. As a result, companies across sectors are searching for methods to include them in order to optimize and automate their key operations. The energy sector is no exception! Indeed, throughout the years, renewable energy industries (wind, solar, hydro, nuclear) have substantially gained from the potential of machine learning. They were able to reduce their expenses, make better projections, and raise the rate of return on their portfolio. And this tendency is just going to gain momentum. If your company is in the energy industry or utilizes a lot of power, machine learning and AI can help you improve your business performance. But how precisely? Let's get started. Ways in Which AI and Machine Learning are Changing Energy Sector There are a few methods that machine learning and AI can be applied to positively improve the energy industry. Here are a few popular applications currently under development. Predictive Maintenance AI helps match energy output with demand and ensure power grid stability and resilience.In 2003, a low-hanging high-voltage electricity line hit an overgrown tree in Ohio, causing a widespread blackout. There was no power system alarm and no sign of the incident. The electric company didn't notice until three additional power lines failed. This carelessness ultimately brought down the whole grid. The 50 million-person blackout lasted two days. Eleven individuals died, and $6 billion was lost. Predictive maintenance can be implemented using machine learning and IoT Sensors gather operational time series data from electricity lines, equipment, and stations (data accompanied by a timestamp). Machine learning algorithms can then forecast when a component will fail (or n-steps). It can also anticipate machinery's remaining usable life or future breakdown. These algorithms detect machine failure, eliminate blackouts or downtimes, improve maintenance procedures, and reduce maintenance expenses. Grid Management Grid management is a promising AI application in energy. Complex networks distribute electricity to users (also known as the power grid). Generation and demand must always match in the electrical system. Other issues, like blackouts and system breakdowns, can occur. Despite being ancient, pumped hydroelectric storage is the most common way to store energy. It operates by moving water upwards and letting it fall into turbines. Renewable energy makes predicting the grid's power generation challenging. After all, it is affected by a variety of things, like sunlight and wind. Demand Response Large demand shifts can be expensive for nations that depend on renewable energy. As nations migrate to green energy, it's harder to adapt to demand fluctuations. Germany plans to use 80% renewable energy by 2050. Countries such as Germany will encounter two major challenges Demand fluctuations: On some days or times of the year, power consumption soars (on Christmas, for example) Weather volatility: Without wind or clear skies, it might be hard to meet electrical demand. In both circumstances, more stations or fossil fuel-powered facilities must meet demand Solving demand response issues Many nations are partnering with businesses to examine weather forecasts, power demand, etc. Germany's EWeLiNE project forecasts wind and solar energy at a specific moment. This enables the government to use non-renewable energy to meet additional power demand. They utilize enormous historical data sets to train machine learning algorithms, as well as data from wind turbines or solar panels, to properly balance supply and demand. Closing Lines AI increases the potential of humans. Several renewable energy producers are investing in artificial intelligence to boost their businesses.There are numerous uses of artificial intelligence in renewable energy. The fundamental purpose of AI integrated systems is to reduce forecasting issues and incorporate renewable energy into the central energy grid as effectively as possible. AI can also assist renewable energy providers in developing successful plans and policies based on present energy consumption and demand.

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AI in the Renewable Energy Sector: Investment Perspective

Article | July 27, 2022

As the worldwide use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the energy market is expected to reach $7.78 billion by 2024, with a CAGR of 22.49% from 2019 to 2024, it is easy to see why it's a popular topic on the minds of many leading brands in the energy sector, as well as investors looking to reap the future perks that AI could bring to the energy industry. According to BIS Research, North America is expected to be the largest market for AI in energy through 2024. However, Asia-Pacific is expected to rise rapidly over the same time due to the rising need for more decentralized power production. Investment Opportunities in AI-based Energy Industry: Economic Visibility AI's economic viability and progress in the energy business can be attributed to numerous factors, including: The desire to increase operational efficiency. Increased interest in energy efficiency. Decentralized electricity generation is being expanded. Battery storage solutions are gaining popularity. Since artificial intelligence has a wide range of applications, there are several investment opportunities in the energy industry. Upstream Oil and Gas Enhance efficiency and decrease downtime, which is critical for hydrocarbon companies owing to volatile oil prices and demand, to lessen the environmental implications of energy generation and consumption. AI Chatbots AI has the potential to enhance interactions between contact centers and consumers. Utilities that outsource to contact center providers can suffer significant fees. This is where AI, particularly when combined with natural language processing (NLP), can assist contact center operators by listening to conversations and automatically noting information in the appropriate apps, helping operators to make calls more reliable, effective, and satisfying to customers. Smart Homes and Cities AI integration benefits smart meters and smart energy management systems as well. Many residences and towns can utilize AI to collect real-time data and apply it in a number of ways to function more effectively and efficiently, enhancing sustainability while also making a living more comfortable and cities more accessible. Monitoring Trends in Energy Generation and Consumption Artificial intelligence is being utilized to assist energy companies and customers in recognizing and tracking patterns in energy generation and consumption. AI, for example, can predict the potential output of a certain wind or solar plant. Closing Lines Banking, finance, and trade are some of the suitable businesses that can profit. For example, AI and machine learning can be used in algorithmic trading, which involves utilizing computer programs to make trades in the energy business at speeds and frequencies that any human trader would consider inconceivable.

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Technologies Shaping the Future of Renewable Energy

Article | July 8, 2022

Introduction Renewable energy has transformed our planet. It's raised awareness of global warming and climate change. Both governments and ordinary people are seeking to move from fossil fuels to renewable energy because of this awareness. Technology's involvement in this revolution cannot be understated. Thought a few years ago that solar energy would power average houses in small communities. Thanks to the widespread manufacture of lithium-ion batteries, EVs will be the next big thing. Major Renewable Energy Technologies Transforming the Future Power-to-X Despite the name, this is not a conspiracy theory about global dominance. Modern technology converts electricity into synthetic fuels, thermal energy, and hydrogen. This breakthrough technology can minimize fossil fuel dependence by focusing on synthetic ones. It can also help with efficient storage solutions. Green Appliances and Machines Leading household appliance makers are launching solar-powered appliances. This is a wonderful start toward minimizing family power expenses. Many households have begun to invest in gadgets such as solar air conditioners. Distributed Generation Systems Several locations are experimenting with distributed generation. This reduces dependence on a centralized grid and simplifies transmission and distribution. It also reduces grid dependability and failures. Electrification Most European nations are actively electrifying to cut carbon emissions. This is not the same as a power supply. Rather, it implies developing assets and infrastructure that can shift and aid in the adoption of electricity. Providing public EV charging stations is a step towards electrification. Closing Lines Prominent private companies such as Google, Apple, and Microsoft have made significant commitments to renewable energy in recent years. While some governments are actively attempting to make the shift, others have yet to take environmental challenges such as global warming and climate change seriously. Technological breakthroughs are helping to make the transition to renewable energy greener, quicker, and more economical.

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Paired Power Unveils New Solar Canopy for Fast, Modular EV Charging Without the Delay of Grid Interconnection

Paired Power | September 15, 2022

With recent reports indicating the United States needs 20 times more electric vehicle (EV) charging stations than what’s available today, Paired Power announced the launch of its new, transportable solar canopy, PairTree, with built-in EV charging capabilities. With its modular, fast-install design, PairTree can be utilized with or without grid connection and gives customers quick and convenient access to the infinite renewable energy of the sun without the costly construction and infrastructure requirements of traditional solar canopy installations.EV charging is one of the primary use cases for PairTree. It is designed to optimize EV charging loads to deliver up to 75 miles of daily range to an EV, well above the U.S. daily commuter national average of 30 miles, according to a 2022 McKinsey & Company Report. For greater resiliency and reliability, PairTree also supports the integration of up to 40 kWh of LFP (lithium iron phosphate) batteries. The addition of a battery can extend the EV’s daily range delivered to up to 230 miles. PairTree’s modular design is available in 5 kW units, using ten bifacial solar panels each, and can be equipped with customizable specifications, such as branding, lighting and media options, depending on the customer’s operational needs. “With traditional solar canopies, locations can wait as long as two years to be connected to the local utility grid, just to use their chargers, The installation of traditional EV chargers and solar canopies is a time and labor-intensive process, not to mention the disruption and delays of construction. We designed PairTree to eliminate these hassles and make the transition to solar and EV charging simple and scalable while also being modular enough to accommodate future needs.” -Tom McCalmont, CEO and co-founder of Paired Power. PairTree can be installed within a single workday with just two workers using standard hand tools and without lengthy permit approvals or heavy equipment. That is at least 30 times faster than conventional solar canopies, which require an extensive permitting and construction process. The solution is designed to fit a variety of applications, including EV charging access in locations that have either maxed out their local grid capacity or that lease their property and don’t want to invest in permanent infrastructure, such as workplaces and retail locations. PairTree also can provide emergency backup power and temporary power for events. The ballasted steel foundation allows customers to avoid costly foundation work and permitting delays and can be deployed anywhere in the U.S. and globally as it can withstand various climates and environmental conditions. PairTree offers additional options of batteries or ground screws to secure the charger in high winds. Moreover, PairTree is designed to be installed side by side in multi-unit configurations for additional energy output to power additional chargers. One of the biggest benefits of PairTree’s solar canopy design and model is that you can start charging on day one, continued McCalmont. EV charging is no longer a fringe benefit for any location where a car might park; it’s quickly becoming a service that both average citizens and employees expect. There are various reasons why site owners don’t want to wait or might have restrictions on grid-connected EV charging or conventional solar canopies, and PairTree is the solution to bring any location quickly into the EV future. PairTree is also designed with minimal maintenance needed since there are no moving parts, and the cellular cloud connectivity gives Paired Power the ability to make updates and run diagnostics remotely - all of which are included with the purchase of PairTree. AC charging stations are offered to support Level 2 charging, and 120V outlet panels can be added to support emergency or temporary power. Customers also have access to online support and payment methods through the Paired Power app developed in partnership with EvGateway. As part of its efforts to expand solar EV charging nationwide, Paired Power has installations from its family of products throughout Northern and Southern California. This announcement also comes on the heels of Paired Power’s first direct-DC off-grid solar PV electric farm tractor charging project that was completed in 2021 in central California. Orders for PairTree can be placed now and are expected for general delivery starting in Q2 2023. About Paired Power Paired Power is a leading provider of solar-powered EV charging products, including its pop-up solar canopies. Since its founding in 2015, the company has been dedicated to providing flexible and affordable EV charging solutions that can be installed in less time and at lower cost than other solutions in the market. The company has a proven track record of creating flexible and solar-powered, off-grid EV charging canopy solutions for a variety of markets, including municipalities, workplaces, and public and private fleets. The company’s SunStation products are the world’s first 100% solar EV chargers designed to deliver more renewable power to EVs than is available from the grid. Visit www.PairedPower.com for more.

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Belgium : TotalEnergies Selected to Install 4,400 EV Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles in Flanders

TotalEnergies | September 05, 2022

On the recommendation of the Department of Mobility and Public Works of the Flemish Region, the Flemish government has tasked TotalEnergies (Paris:TTE) (LSE:TTE) (NYSE:TTE) with the installation and commercial operation of a charging service for electric vehicles in the West Flanders (Westhoek, Kortrijk and Bruges) and Flemish Brabant (Brussels Periphery, Leuven) regions. TotalEnergies will install up to 4,400 public charge points over the next two years. The new 22 kVA charging stations will be operated under the TotalEnergies brand for a period of twelve years and will be supplied with 100 % renewable electricity generated by offshore wind power in the North Sea off the coast of Belgium. In order to enable TotalEnergies and its various partners (Fluvius, road infrastructure managers, etc.) to more effectively process the requests for charge points’ installation users and local municipalities, the Department of Mobility and Public Works has developed a collaborative internet platform that will make it possible to install charging stations as of September 2022. This concession is part of Flanders' many initiatives to promote the electrification of the vehicle fleet, including a target of 35,000 installed charge points by 2025. “We are very pleased with the trust Flanders has granted us for the coming years and we will draw on our expertise to encourage and support the mobility of its citizens. This success reflects TotalEnergies’ ambition to further accelerate its transformation into a broad energy company, In Belgium, as in all markets where we are expanding into electric mobility, we are committed to providing a customer experience and electric charging services that meet their expectations.” -Stefaan De Ganck, TotalEnergies Charging Solutions Belgium Director. After winning public contracts to install and operate electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the cities of Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent, TotalEnergies is cementing its position as a key player in electric mobility in Belgium. The Company is also developing an offer of High-Power Charging e service (HPC- up to 350 kW) for major roads and motorways at its service stations and is proposing across the country to install charge points for professionals and individuals to whom it supplies electricity. TotalEnergies and the charge points for electric vehicles Since 2020, TotalEnergies has pursued its deployment in large metropolitan areas around the world. The Company has a large portfolio of charge points in operation or under construction in Antwerp (3,000 charge points), Brussels (500), Ghent (800), Flemish (4400) Greater Amsterdam (22,000), London (1,700), Paris (2,300), Singapore (1,500) and Wuhan (11,000). About TotalEnergies in Belgium TotalEnergies is an active multi-energy company that produces and markets energies: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. In Belgium, TotalEnergies has 5,200 employees committed to energy that is ever more affordable, clean, reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. About TotalEnergies TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company that produces and markets energies: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our more than 100,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.

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Schneider Electric launches world’s first EV charger to keep energy bills and CO2 emissions in check

Schneider Electric | September 02, 2022

IFA -- Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, is launching its revolutionary EVlink Home Smart Charger at IFA 2022. The charger is the world’s first to intelligently manage the heavy EV energy load at home and prioritize renewable energy sources. Schneider Electric’s new EVlink Home Smart charger is the first on the market that integrates into a complete ecosystem of home energy management to monitor EV power consumption in real-time, predict spending, and set budgets with ease with four different modes: ‘charge now’, ‘green charging*’, ‘cost effective’, and ‘customized schedule’. Connecting to the complete Home Energy system, homeowners can control all of their electrical devices and monitor their consumption through a single application. EV Charger uptake is on the rise as consumers make more sustainable lifestyle choices to reduce their carbon emissions but charging your car must be convenient and affordable. An EV can increase home energy loads by up to 40% (not to mention the impact on already skyrocketing energy bills). It’s a worry for eco-conscious homeowners as houses already generate more carbon emissions than transportation, industry, or energy production. Thanks to its ability to connect seamlessly and fully integrate with Schneider Electric’s Wiser Home Energy Management system, users can face this worry head on, all from the palm of their hand. Users can control how and when their EV is charged and balance charging against other energy guzzling devices, via their mobile whenever they need to, wherever they are. Initiating ‘cost effective’ mode By activating the ‘cost effective’ mode, Wiser can help to avoid costly bills by creating the most efficient schedule based on the cheapest electricity tariff available. For homeowner’s who have set energy limits, Wiser can also stop charging each time consumption reaches the power limit contract, ensuring bills stay under control, forever. Wiser's intelligent energy management system automatically balances the loads to enable minimal disruption and maximum efficiency for homeowners. For instance, if they begin cooking, the system syncs with Wiser to understand energy consumption in conjunction with other appliances in real time to avoid any disruption or tripping. It brings ultimate convenience, allowing you to charge your car without interrupting the rest of your lifestyle. It’s easy being green In 2023, users will have access to the ‘green mode’ where homeowners can fully utilize the power of renewable energy. For example, if solar energy is available, the system will automatically switch to this source. Additionally, when solar power is at its peak conversion time, your EV can be set to charge at this time, avoiding having to use costly grid energy. For extra insights into your carbon footprint, the App also provides updates on your CO2 consumption, allowing you to make more informed decisions about where further savings can be made. Optimizing our energy use, making better decisions about sustainability, and ensuring our cars are charged and ready to drive when we need them is all about making our energy, and homes, work harder for us and the planet. The EVlink Home Smart charger is the latest addition to the smart and sustainable home energy management portfolio of EV chargers from Schneider Electric: The EVlink Mureva socket - suitable for small vehicle, bikes or motorbikes The new EVlink Pro AC - for residential, commercial, offices or industrial buildings Pricing and availability The EVlink Smart Home Charger will be available in Q4 2022. Pricing to be shared. Visit Schneider Electric at IFA: Stand 123, Hall 5.2 to learn more about the full EV charger range and for 1:1 energy consultations on how to reduce your personal carbon emissions and energy consumption. About Schneider Electric Schneider’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On. Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency. We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, endpoint to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries. We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.

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Paired Power Unveils New Solar Canopy for Fast, Modular EV Charging Without the Delay of Grid Interconnection

Paired Power | September 15, 2022

With recent reports indicating the United States needs 20 times more electric vehicle (EV) charging stations than what’s available today, Paired Power announced the launch of its new, transportable solar canopy, PairTree, with built-in EV charging capabilities. With its modular, fast-install design, PairTree can be utilized with or without grid connection and gives customers quick and convenient access to the infinite renewable energy of the sun without the costly construction and infrastructure requirements of traditional solar canopy installations.EV charging is one of the primary use cases for PairTree. It is designed to optimize EV charging loads to deliver up to 75 miles of daily range to an EV, well above the U.S. daily commuter national average of 30 miles, according to a 2022 McKinsey & Company Report. For greater resiliency and reliability, PairTree also supports the integration of up to 40 kWh of LFP (lithium iron phosphate) batteries. The addition of a battery can extend the EV’s daily range delivered to up to 230 miles. PairTree’s modular design is available in 5 kW units, using ten bifacial solar panels each, and can be equipped with customizable specifications, such as branding, lighting and media options, depending on the customer’s operational needs. “With traditional solar canopies, locations can wait as long as two years to be connected to the local utility grid, just to use their chargers, The installation of traditional EV chargers and solar canopies is a time and labor-intensive process, not to mention the disruption and delays of construction. We designed PairTree to eliminate these hassles and make the transition to solar and EV charging simple and scalable while also being modular enough to accommodate future needs.” -Tom McCalmont, CEO and co-founder of Paired Power. PairTree can be installed within a single workday with just two workers using standard hand tools and without lengthy permit approvals or heavy equipment. That is at least 30 times faster than conventional solar canopies, which require an extensive permitting and construction process. The solution is designed to fit a variety of applications, including EV charging access in locations that have either maxed out their local grid capacity or that lease their property and don’t want to invest in permanent infrastructure, such as workplaces and retail locations. PairTree also can provide emergency backup power and temporary power for events. The ballasted steel foundation allows customers to avoid costly foundation work and permitting delays and can be deployed anywhere in the U.S. and globally as it can withstand various climates and environmental conditions. PairTree offers additional options of batteries or ground screws to secure the charger in high winds. Moreover, PairTree is designed to be installed side by side in multi-unit configurations for additional energy output to power additional chargers. One of the biggest benefits of PairTree’s solar canopy design and model is that you can start charging on day one, continued McCalmont. EV charging is no longer a fringe benefit for any location where a car might park; it’s quickly becoming a service that both average citizens and employees expect. There are various reasons why site owners don’t want to wait or might have restrictions on grid-connected EV charging or conventional solar canopies, and PairTree is the solution to bring any location quickly into the EV future. PairTree is also designed with minimal maintenance needed since there are no moving parts, and the cellular cloud connectivity gives Paired Power the ability to make updates and run diagnostics remotely - all of which are included with the purchase of PairTree. AC charging stations are offered to support Level 2 charging, and 120V outlet panels can be added to support emergency or temporary power. Customers also have access to online support and payment methods through the Paired Power app developed in partnership with EvGateway. As part of its efforts to expand solar EV charging nationwide, Paired Power has installations from its family of products throughout Northern and Southern California. This announcement also comes on the heels of Paired Power’s first direct-DC off-grid solar PV electric farm tractor charging project that was completed in 2021 in central California. Orders for PairTree can be placed now and are expected for general delivery starting in Q2 2023. About Paired Power Paired Power is a leading provider of solar-powered EV charging products, including its pop-up solar canopies. Since its founding in 2015, the company has been dedicated to providing flexible and affordable EV charging solutions that can be installed in less time and at lower cost than other solutions in the market. The company has a proven track record of creating flexible and solar-powered, off-grid EV charging canopy solutions for a variety of markets, including municipalities, workplaces, and public and private fleets. The company’s SunStation products are the world’s first 100% solar EV chargers designed to deliver more renewable power to EVs than is available from the grid. Visit www.PairedPower.com for more.

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Belgium : TotalEnergies Selected to Install 4,400 EV Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles in Flanders

TotalEnergies | September 05, 2022

On the recommendation of the Department of Mobility and Public Works of the Flemish Region, the Flemish government has tasked TotalEnergies (Paris:TTE) (LSE:TTE) (NYSE:TTE) with the installation and commercial operation of a charging service for electric vehicles in the West Flanders (Westhoek, Kortrijk and Bruges) and Flemish Brabant (Brussels Periphery, Leuven) regions. TotalEnergies will install up to 4,400 public charge points over the next two years. The new 22 kVA charging stations will be operated under the TotalEnergies brand for a period of twelve years and will be supplied with 100 % renewable electricity generated by offshore wind power in the North Sea off the coast of Belgium. In order to enable TotalEnergies and its various partners (Fluvius, road infrastructure managers, etc.) to more effectively process the requests for charge points’ installation users and local municipalities, the Department of Mobility and Public Works has developed a collaborative internet platform that will make it possible to install charging stations as of September 2022. This concession is part of Flanders' many initiatives to promote the electrification of the vehicle fleet, including a target of 35,000 installed charge points by 2025. “We are very pleased with the trust Flanders has granted us for the coming years and we will draw on our expertise to encourage and support the mobility of its citizens. This success reflects TotalEnergies’ ambition to further accelerate its transformation into a broad energy company, In Belgium, as in all markets where we are expanding into electric mobility, we are committed to providing a customer experience and electric charging services that meet their expectations.” -Stefaan De Ganck, TotalEnergies Charging Solutions Belgium Director. After winning public contracts to install and operate electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the cities of Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent, TotalEnergies is cementing its position as a key player in electric mobility in Belgium. The Company is also developing an offer of High-Power Charging e service (HPC- up to 350 kW) for major roads and motorways at its service stations and is proposing across the country to install charge points for professionals and individuals to whom it supplies electricity. TotalEnergies and the charge points for electric vehicles Since 2020, TotalEnergies has pursued its deployment in large metropolitan areas around the world. The Company has a large portfolio of charge points in operation or under construction in Antwerp (3,000 charge points), Brussels (500), Ghent (800), Flemish (4400) Greater Amsterdam (22,000), London (1,700), Paris (2,300), Singapore (1,500) and Wuhan (11,000). About TotalEnergies in Belgium TotalEnergies is an active multi-energy company that produces and markets energies: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. In Belgium, TotalEnergies has 5,200 employees committed to energy that is ever more affordable, clean, reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. About TotalEnergies TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company that produces and markets energies: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our more than 100,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.

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Schneider Electric launches world’s first EV charger to keep energy bills and CO2 emissions in check

Schneider Electric | September 02, 2022

IFA -- Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, is launching its revolutionary EVlink Home Smart Charger at IFA 2022. The charger is the world’s first to intelligently manage the heavy EV energy load at home and prioritize renewable energy sources. Schneider Electric’s new EVlink Home Smart charger is the first on the market that integrates into a complete ecosystem of home energy management to monitor EV power consumption in real-time, predict spending, and set budgets with ease with four different modes: ‘charge now’, ‘green charging*’, ‘cost effective’, and ‘customized schedule’. Connecting to the complete Home Energy system, homeowners can control all of their electrical devices and monitor their consumption through a single application. EV Charger uptake is on the rise as consumers make more sustainable lifestyle choices to reduce their carbon emissions but charging your car must be convenient and affordable. An EV can increase home energy loads by up to 40% (not to mention the impact on already skyrocketing energy bills). It’s a worry for eco-conscious homeowners as houses already generate more carbon emissions than transportation, industry, or energy production. Thanks to its ability to connect seamlessly and fully integrate with Schneider Electric’s Wiser Home Energy Management system, users can face this worry head on, all from the palm of their hand. Users can control how and when their EV is charged and balance charging against other energy guzzling devices, via their mobile whenever they need to, wherever they are. Initiating ‘cost effective’ mode By activating the ‘cost effective’ mode, Wiser can help to avoid costly bills by creating the most efficient schedule based on the cheapest electricity tariff available. For homeowner’s who have set energy limits, Wiser can also stop charging each time consumption reaches the power limit contract, ensuring bills stay under control, forever. Wiser's intelligent energy management system automatically balances the loads to enable minimal disruption and maximum efficiency for homeowners. For instance, if they begin cooking, the system syncs with Wiser to understand energy consumption in conjunction with other appliances in real time to avoid any disruption or tripping. It brings ultimate convenience, allowing you to charge your car without interrupting the rest of your lifestyle. It’s easy being green In 2023, users will have access to the ‘green mode’ where homeowners can fully utilize the power of renewable energy. For example, if solar energy is available, the system will automatically switch to this source. Additionally, when solar power is at its peak conversion time, your EV can be set to charge at this time, avoiding having to use costly grid energy. For extra insights into your carbon footprint, the App also provides updates on your CO2 consumption, allowing you to make more informed decisions about where further savings can be made. Optimizing our energy use, making better decisions about sustainability, and ensuring our cars are charged and ready to drive when we need them is all about making our energy, and homes, work harder for us and the planet. The EVlink Home Smart charger is the latest addition to the smart and sustainable home energy management portfolio of EV chargers from Schneider Electric: The EVlink Mureva socket - suitable for small vehicle, bikes or motorbikes The new EVlink Pro AC - for residential, commercial, offices or industrial buildings Pricing and availability The EVlink Smart Home Charger will be available in Q4 2022. Pricing to be shared. Visit Schneider Electric at IFA: Stand 123, Hall 5.2 to learn more about the full EV charger range and for 1:1 energy consultations on how to reduce your personal carbon emissions and energy consumption. About Schneider Electric Schneider’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On. Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency. We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, endpoint to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries. We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.

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