Coventry-based energy technology company ZPN Energy has become the first company to develop technology using the new standard for electric charging infrastructure.
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ZPN Energy’s new energy grid technology is the first of its kind to use the new Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP 2.0.1), which paves the way for universal contactless charging stations for all electric vehicles; a key step in improving user experience and market adoption. OCPP 2.0.1 also offers a number of other benefits, including the integration of renewable technologies, payment processing, and improved device security and control.
Last year, ZPN Energy, which was previously marketed as Zapinamo, received £ 4.5million from InnovateUK to establish the UK’s largest fast-charging network, based in Exeter. The company is investing heavily in new technologies, including new software systems to enable smart grids.
In 2018, London unveiled a Smart Cities roadmap with the ambition to improve London’s digital infrastructure to become the smartest city in the world; a key example of where ZPN Energy technology could be deployed to dramatically advance decarbonisation, optimize energy consumption and manage infrastructure assets as part of a single open system.
Ian Stillie, CEO of ZPN Energy, said: “With a global shift towards zero carbon goals, the demands set out by the Paris Agreement and ambitious international sustainability goals, the imperative of zero carbon energy does has not disappeared. As we move towards 2021, there is a growing recognition that we need to drastically rethink the way we source the energy we use.
“The world is changing very quickly and the transition to electric vehicles is imminent. Energy and transport remain the main contributors to air pollution and climate change, but positive changes are underway. With global calls to “build back better” after the pandemic, it is essential to take action to improve infrastructure.
“Our technology overcomes the grid capacity constraint, making charging faster and more durable, enabling clear and simple management of networks to automatically optimize power consumption.”
ZPN Energy has developed an integrated energy platform, making it possible to target energy around networks according to needs, as well as physical assets, including energy storage products, mobile charging stations for energy services. emergency and ultra-fast charging and storage technology for electric vehicles.
The company’s smart technology can also be used in commercial or domestic properties, using green energy tariffs to store and use energy at optimal levels.
Ian Stillie added: “This strategic realignment to a larger market not only creates a much more substantial opportunity for the business, but expands our ability to deliver zero carbon energy to homes, businesses, transportation and governments around the world. whole.
“We have built a strong presence in the electric vehicle market, so by developing our technology and our market, we are uniquely positioned to support the future of net zero energy.