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True Energy’s solutions play a central part in how the Faroe Islands activate EVs in their move toward carbon neutral energy production by 2030. Learn much more in our webinar – and check out the video below.

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Key takeaways

 

“How could we control the charging of EVs? That question has been on our minds for a long time,” Terji Nielsen, Head of R&D at SEV, the Faroe Islands’ sole utility, says.

It is one of several areas where initiatives on the Faroe Islands point toward the future of energy. The list counts to to optimise virtual power plants (VPP), managed EV charging and, EV fleet operations, deploying tidal energy generators, and more.

Sign up for our free, interactive webinar that includes live Q&A to hear much more.

True Energy's solutions at the centre

EVs play a central part in the islands’ ambitions to reach carbon neutral energy production by 2030. Energy will mainly be generated by wind turbines, but also from hydro, biogas, PV panels and potentially tidal energy and wave energy.

The combination of increased reliance on renewables and integration of EVs can lead to potential challenges. For example, if many of the islands’ 53,000 inhabitants cook dinner while also charging their EVs.

Using innovative approaches, such as True Energy’s advanced smart charge solution, SEV and the Faroe Islands have found a way to turn a challenge into an opportunity.

When there is an excess of renewable energy production, they can send charging orders to all EVs in a given area or region. SEV’s new approach also considers potential grid congestion and can lower EV charging in areas affected by such issues.

In this way, EV charging is automated in ways that support the grid (in this case, also a closed energy system) and optimise the use of available renewable energy resources.  

Growing energy needs

The world over, energy needs are growing. The Faroe Islands are no exception. 

SEV, the islands’ sole energy provider, expects massive growth in energy demand as they look to incentivize people to change their means of transportation to EVs and heating to electric heat pumps.

All in all, the islands will go from needing around 450 to 500 GWh a day up in 2024 to potentially 800 GWh by 2030 – all coming from green resources.

Advanced smart charge of EVs helps the islands optimise their use of green energy and help take care of the grid, negating the need for expensive expansions of grid infrastructure.

Landis+Gyr is also among the partners collaborating with the Faroe Islands and SEV on their impressive project of reaching carbon neutrality by 2030.

Hear much more about the project, the collaborations and the Faroe Islands’ initiatives in the video below – and even more in the upcoming online webinar, planned for June 5th.