The Green Living Guy

ALMERE, The Netherlands, January 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

Effective 1 January 2018.  So the municipality of The Hague has commissioned Alfen.  They are to perform the management and maintenance of the charging point infrastructure for electric vehicles. The order involves more than 500 Alfen Twin public charging points. Thanks to energy supplier Nuon.  For the vehicles of the users are charged with green energy. All generated in The Netherlands.

Alfen EV charging

Between 2013 and 2016, Alfen delivered the charging infrastructure. That’s for the general public. All in the municipality of The Hague. I personally can’t wait one day to personally see these charging ports in The Hague!

So Alfen will now deploy its service portfolio. I always wondered what that means too. However, it’s the management and maintenance. Combined services for the EV charging point infrastructure. This includes its 24/7 helpdesk. Also service experts and technicians.  Moreover, its online monitoring system.

For that’s known as ‘Connect’.

Location and status information can now be monitored from a distance.  Also smart charging is enabled.  That’s by taking the available net capacity into account.

Winning this order means that Alfen can optimally deploy its services. That’s for the municipality. Also, for its residents and visitors.

Remco Fens

Remco Fens is product portfolio manager at Alfen. For he says: “Our charging points have been used for years. All by the residents of and visitors to The Hague. Our management and maintenance services ensure that the charging points can be optimally deployed in the future. The findings are used by our development team. All to further refine our product base. That’s so we can continue to offer the most high-quality solutions going forward.”

Floris Elzakker is project manager at the municipality of The Hague.  He adds: “The municipality of The Hague has worked together with Alfen since 2013.  That’s on the public infrastructure. All for EV charging. Electric vehicles contribute to cleaner air in the city. We are delighted that we can now extend our partnership.  For in particular and due to the fact that the manufacturer of the charging points now assumes responsibility. That’s for their management and maintenance. This means that we as a municipality can keep the lines short.  Thereby enabling us to look to the future with even more confidence.”

About Alfen

With smart grid solutions and energy storage systems. Also charging points for electric vehicles and a broad portfolio of other products. For that’s systems and services.  So Alfen plays a central and connecting role. That’s within the electricity grid.

For the transformer substations developed by Alfen. For they supply millions of households and companies with energy.  As well as thousands of electric vehicles. For they make use of Alfen’s charging points every day. Alfen’s energy storage system is also used for this other applications.  That’s such as load balancing and energy trading.  Also frequency control and the creation of autonomous energy grids in combination with solar or wind energy.

With a broad range of products developed in-house and also considerable experience as systems integrator.  All because Alfen is building the electricity grid of the future.  Finally, reliable, sustainable and innovative.


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