With a current average of 53% RES in the Danish grid, Denmark is a frontrunner within the design and implementation of a smart grid. The vast amount of RES in the grid is possible due to the interconnectivity of the electrical system, gas system and district heating system. New technologies for measuring, remotely controlling, automatic responses and communication equipment are being introduced to optimize and run the energy system.
The Danish smart grid developments are linked to the green transportation agenda. As a country being the playing ground for many new technologies, we have a nation-wide fueling infrastructure for hydrogen cars, EVs and natural gas cars. Further, the maritime sector is moving into to green fuels at an increasing pace bringing forth opportunities for using liquid green fuels or green gasses to fuel the ferries and larger vessels.
Electric transport has developed rapidly in the Netherlands. As a result, the Netherlands is currently the international frontrunner as regards electric vehicles, including buses and heavier means of transport, and the infrastructure for them.
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In 2015, the Netherlands occupied 2nd place in the global EV fleet (BEV and PHEV) rankings for market share.
A large number of municipalities, urban and metropolitan regions and provinces have invested substantially in the development of electric transport in recent years.
Germany set the goal of becoming the lead market and provider for electric mobility by 2020.
Key Data :
The German Federal Government would like to achieve one million electric cars on German roads by 2020 as part of its “National Electromobility Development Plan.
No other automotive nation can boast a comparable range and diversity of vehicle including BEV, PHEV and REEV models.
The passing of “Electro-mobility Law” in 2014 has given electric vehicle owners an advantaged and provided further impetus to the country’s electric mobility revolution
The French Alternative and Atomic Energies Commission (CEA) is a key player in research,
development and innovation in four main areas: defense and security, nuclear and
renewable energies, technological research for industry, fundamental research in physical
and life sciences.
The CEA participates in collaborative projects with a large number of academic and
industrial partners at national and EU levels.
CEA Tech, the CEA’s technology research unit, develops a broad portfolio of technologies
for ICTs, energy, and healthcare, bridging the gap between research and business. One
of its major research areas is the electric vehicle: improved batteries and BMS to extend
vehicle range, energy recovery, vehicle-network and vehicle-home charging, with the goal
of zero emissions in urban areas.
The EDF Group demonstrates its role as an innovative energy company committed to the energy transition, through its commitment to electric mobility and its expertise in designing efficient and environmentally friendly mobility solutions. The emergence of electric mobility requires the development of more and more efficient batteries as well as the deployment of a network of adapted charging infrastructures. EDF has a solid commercial experience : energy supply adapted to the use; installation, operation and maintenance of charging stations and associated services (roaming, pilotage, etc.) as well as recognized technical and scientific expertise, both in batteries and in infrastructures, and low-carbon energy production capacity unique in Western Europe.
Enedis manages the public electricity distribution network for 95% of continental France.
As an industry leader, Enedis supports the development of renewable energies by facilitating their connection to the network.
In order to support the growing renewable energies and new electric usages , the distribution power grid has to evolve towards a « smarter grid ». Enedis is preparing this mutation through different demonstrator projects such as :
HSBC Group pursues a strategy that helps economies to prosper, businesses to thrive and people to achieve their ambitions. Fully in keeping with HSBC Group’s global strategy, HSBC France provides all its customers with the benefit of global capability combined with local service through the Group’s 251,000 employees worldwide, including almost 9,800 in France. It has more than 385 branches across France serving almost 800,000 personal customers and 70,000 business customers. HSBC France aims to be a partner of choice to help businesses thrive in both France and abroad through a network that covers 54 countries and territories. Among its recent awards, HSBC was named “World’s Best Bank” in Euromoney magazine’s Awards for Excellence 2017, a benchmark in the financial services world. HSBC was also named Best Global Trade Finance Bank in the latest Euromoney 2018 survey conducted among more than 7,000 companies.
With today’s global energy sector undergoing constant change, Omexom brings clients step-by step support in delivering on the promises of the energy transition.
Its full range of solutions cover everything from engineering to the maintenance of electricity production and transmission facilities, right up to urban lighting and e-mobility equipment.
For local and national territories, Omexom brings its expertise in storage, self-consumption and energy-management systems to the table in designing tomorrow’s most innovative smart grid solutions.
A Systems Integrator, Omexom always and only selects the options best suited for each need, remaining totally independent when it comes to integrating technological options.
Omexom is a VINCI Energies brand. In a world undergoing constant change, VINCI Energies focuses on connections, performance, energy efficiency and data to fast-track the rollout of new technologies and support two major changes: the digital transformation and the energy transition. With their strong regional roots and agile organisational structure, VINCI Energies’ business units boost the reliability, safety and efficiency of energy, transport and communication infrastructure, factories and buildings.
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 125 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. As title and technology partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 136,000 employees.
Demeter Partners is a private equity management company dedicated to the equity financing of environmental and energy transition companies. It covers the stages of innovation, growth and infrastructure. The recent merger of Demeter Partners and Emertec Gestion has given rise to the leading European private equity firm dedicated to energy transition, environment and innovative materials sectors. The two management companies represent € 800 million under management, 120 companies financed for 10 years and teams comprising 31 professionals with complementary profiles.
With almost 500 layers and 14 offices around the world, Watson Farley & Williams’ legal team is a leading sector focused finance and corporate practice which provides specific expertise in the maritime, transport (including aviation and rail), energy (including renewable energy), natural resources, infrastructure and PPP, real estate, private equity and TMT/ICT sectors.
The firm advises French and foreign industrial and service groups, institutional investors, investment funds, banks, export credit agencies (ECAs), entrepreneurs, family offices, public bodies and governments.
Watson Farley & Williams’ French legal team provides specific expertise in the energy sector (renewable – onshore and offshore wind energy, solar, biomass, hydro – and conventional electricity generation – gas, coal, cogeneration, heat networks, gas and electricity transmission and distribution networks) and natural resources.
The specialist energy lawyers have the domestic and international experience and skills to complete complex energy projects successfully and advise on all facets of both conventional and renewable energy but also of energy related infrastructure, from early stage development to acquisitions, commercial contracts and project financing.
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