20.09.2017

The Berlin grid is ready for electric mobility

With the expansion of the charging infrastructure and the increasing charging capacity of electric vehicles, Stromnetz Berlin expects increasing demands on the grid, but considers itself well prepared for this.

"Expansion of the grid and connection of new, even volatile consumers is our daily business in a growing metropolis," explained Dr Erik Landeck, Managing Director of Stromnetz Berlin GmbH, at current mayor Michael Müller's mobility summit today in Berlin's Red City Hall. "New charging points are being connected as a top priority. If the Senate wants to continue promoting electric mobility in this country, we are ready as a reliable partner.

Stromnetz Berlin guarantees all users of charging infrastructure that they will connect them to the grid within 48 hours after the relevant approvals have been granted. This service also includes comprehensive advice in advance. "Our employees are highly trained and carry out initial consultations for business and private customers. Of course, this also applies to complex connection projects, for example in railway yards, car parks or residential buildings. Stromnetz Berlin sees itself as part of the solution and is also building on good partnerships, such as those which already exist with various Berlin housing associations and companies," says Landeck.

Stromnetz Berlin is also setting an example internally: the company is completely converting its own vehicle fleet to environmentally friendly drives. "At the moment, 13 per cent of our vehicles already have an alternative drive. By 2020, this figure will already be 70 per cent. It is clear to us that the future drives electric!" says Landeck in summary.