Zellik (BE)

The demonstration will take place in the Green Energy Campus located in an industrial zone at the border between Brussels and Flanders very close to the TEN-T network, where 70 companies from different sectors are active. The Green Energy Campus endeavours to develop and implement a CO2-neutral, self-sufficient multi-energy micro-grid and one of the focus points is the integration of clean transport in the energy system.

The site accommodates 199 parking spots equipped with different charging infrastructure. The site will provide the possibility to use and charge 100 electric bicycles for transit. The parking will serve the dayshift of an adjacent hospital (1,000 people per week) and as a carpool parking in the weekends. The Green Energy Park will operate 100 charging stations for electric bikes, 15 chargers are at 7 companies in the industrial zone (semi-private) to be doubled by 2020. 40 charging stations for cars are planned by 2021 and fast charging up to 450 kW is planned by 2021.

Partners involved: VUB, PWD, RB, ABB, VCC

Current problems related to charging in the area

The Campus is facing challenges to host in a sustainable way the energy and mobility needs for its over 5,000 employees, over 5,000 students and 500,000 patients with a growth of over 15% the last 10 years. Apart from the centralized charging facilities at the Green Energy Campus, the whole research park also has geographically decentralized charging stations of various types and configurations. The goal of the Green Energy Park is to have one integrated local grid system with centralised and decentralised production in order to balance energy supply and demand.

Short description of planned demonstrations

  • User-friendly charging stations for passenger vehicles and L3e vehicles by ABB
  • Multi-user master station with multiple charging points by PWD
  • Low-power DC charging stations supporting bi-directional energy flow for passenger vehicles and LEVs by PWD
  • Vehicle by RB equipped with the universal DC interface allowing bi-directional energy transfer
  • Implementation of the ISO 15118 Plug & Charge feature in the PWD back-end
  • Enhanced booking service
  • Enhanced information during charging
  • Smart charging to optimally match demand with supply, offer lower cost to the user and maximise the use of RES
  • New tariff schemes and incentives