The implementation of the charging stations (both static and dynamic) was done in Douai. The electric equipment was received in March 2015 for an implementation starting in June 2015. On the 17th June in Douai, DBT-CEV and its 8 European partners were proud to present the first induction quick charger.
Two sites were chosen for the implementation: the dynamic charging station has been installed in the Strasbourg Avenue and the static charging station has been planted in the municipal workroom of Douai. Those sites were chosen to minimise the impact on the circulation as well as fulfil the needs of a charging station, meaning being near an electric distribution grid and being on the daily path of municipal professionals who need to charge their vehicles.
Implementation of the charging stations
Dynamic charging stations: contracts had been signed with the distributor of electricity (ERDF) in order to perform the work allowing to provide the electricity to the stations. This work was done between 9th of March and 10th of April by ERDF. Before this work, the city of Douai had installed the electrical meter cabinet.
In the same time, earthwork was performed and the integration of the primary inductive plates was prepared when the proper equipment is received.
Static charging stations: the electric protections of the station are now installed in the electric cabinet and the electrical alimentation is already working.
Impacts on electrical grid
The impacts of electronic commands of induction plates on the electric grid has been studied with ERDF. Measures were performed and analysed by the electrical system operator.
Demonstration with test bench
Real time tests had been performed on the test bench before demonstration. CRF has made this test bench available. TUG will have realised and managed the installation of primary plates on the road.
The starting up took place in June, during the organisation of an “open day” gathering universities and professionals of the sector.
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