One of the main missions of this project has been the creation of useful resources – to be utilised by the ones who would further develop electric mobility in the future. As part of this endeavour, our team has prepared two reports on the topics of “CONSTRUCTION & GRID CONNECTION REGULATIONS” and “EUROPEAN AND BULGARIAN CHARGING OPERATORS“.
“CONSTRUCTION & GRID CONNECTION REGULATIONS” provides detailed description of the variety of regulatory requirements for the installation of charging stations at a government and municipal level in the areas of operation of the EVECRI project in Greece and Bulgaria.
Regulatory requirements in both countries follow similar objectives and patterns and aim to safeguard human safety, customer protection and equitable access to charging as a public service, service reliability, urban aesthetics and space sharing and usability, public parking sharing, respect for market and competition rules and equitable access to the energy infrastructure capacity.
The Greek Laws transcribing European Union Directives and Standards providing legal definitions of different charging stations and respecting technical specifications are described first, followed by the government forecasts and objectives for the charging infrastructure. The third part of the document presents in a similar way Bulgaria’s regulations as per National Law and the Ordinances of 41 municipalities in the area of the project. The final section describes Greek and Bulgarian government regulations regarding the market of charging infrastructure and services.
There are currently more than a dozen, and this number is growing, of Charging Points Operators (CPOs) in every country so the legal framework is by now well established and does not present obstacles to the growth of the charging infrastructure.
This Report provides more details about building up the charging infrastructure and installation of charging stations in the eligible regions of Greece (Macedonia & Thraki) and Bulgaria (regions of Blagoevgrad, Smolyan, Kardzhali and Haskovo), which are in the areas of operation of the EVECRI project.
“EUROPEAN AND BULGARIAN CHARGING OPERATORS” includes further information on the current status of e-mobility in Greece and Bulgaria compared to the EU Member States and in respect to the requirements and goals introduced by the European Parliament and European Commission.
As far as the Members of the European Parliament set minimum mandatory national targets for deployment of infrastructure for alternative fuels and the Member states have to present their plans on how to achieve these targets by 2024, on one side, on the other side the European Commission sets an interim target of at least 30 million zero-emission vehicles by 2030 and almost entirely zero-emission fleet by 2050, in order to realize them, the sales of electric cars should increase considerably in every European Union country.
Although sales of EVs have been quickly increasing, the development of adequate charging infrastructure needs to catch up with sales in order to make charging of these cars to be as easy and quick as refuelling.
In the Report are included topics as Operators and Manufacturers in Greece and Bulgaria, Business Models from the Greek and Bulgarian perspectives, and Needs Analysis for EV Charging. In a separate section 5 cross border initiaries (Petrich and Sandanski to Serres/Sidirokastro, Gotse Delchev to Drama and Kavala, Smolyan and Zlatograd to Xanthi, Kardzali to Komotini, Svilengrad to Alexandroupoli) are presented.
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