Enedis received the European Utility Week Grid Intelligence Award for its BienVEnu project. BeinVEnu is a demonstrator that is developing and testing new electrical vehicle (EV) charging solution in residential housing blocks. The three-year project aims to facilitate the deployment of EVs with innovative technology.
The national legislation on debate around the energy transition supports the electric vehicle as a contributor to low carbon mobility. In the next few years, residential housing will become the main location for recharging electric vehicles. However, charging EVs in such an urban area remains difficult and expensive, and public charging points can’t sustain the ever growing need alone.
The BienVEnu project tests out a number of innovative experimental approaches as a solution to that problem, and specifically to charging in collective housing. BienVEnu is based on new and smart technologies: smart charging – real-time charge optimization – and a cable that makes the infrastructure modular – allowing the opportunity to add new charging points easily even after the parking is equipped –, making it a viable solution on the long term.
[quote] Moreover, BienVEnu not only aims at studying the technical, economics and regulatory challenges of collective housing charging but also sets out to offer a fully functioning and sustainable electro-mobility service. Electric vehicle users living in buildings taking part in the project will have the opportunity to recharge right at home, and a car-sharing service will also be available to all residents. They will be assisted in all their EV needs: reservation platform, maintenance, simple billing system...
BienVEnu stands as a solution to EV charging at home, making it simpler for residents to discover (and adopt) electric mobility.