ENEL X RUS AND RUSHYDRO LAUNCH FAST CHARGING STATION NETWORK IN THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST
Published on Tuesday, 3 September 2019
Ten charging stations, located in the cities of Vladivostok, Artem and Ussuriisk, were installed within the framework of the agreement between Enel X Rus and RusHydro
The fast charging stations are capable of filling up two vehicles at the same time by means of two 50 kW DC and one 22 kW AC points
Vladivostok, September 3rd, 2019 ‑ Enel X Rus LLC (Enel X Rus), a subsidiary of the Enel Group’s advanced energy solutions global business line Enel X, and one of Russia's largest power generating companies RusHydro, unveiled today the ten fast charging stations it provided to Primorskiy Kray, in the Far Eastern Federal District. Under the agreement, Enel X Rus supplied, installed and commissioned the stations while RusHydro connected them to the grid.
Today’s event was attended by the acting Deputy Governor of Primorskiy Kray Elena Parkhomenko, Enel Country Manager in Russia Carlo Palasciano Villamagna, General Director of Enel X Rus Sergey Kiselev and General Director of RusHydro Nikolay Shulginov.
«Installation of the first EV fast charging stations is an important stage for high technologies development in the region. The administration will put all the possible efforts to further broaden the network of such charging stations throughout the Primorsky Kray”, - said Elena Parkhomenko, acting Vice-Governor of the Primorsky Kray.
“The launch of these electric vehicle charging stations in Primorskiy Kray is a new step in our effort to boost electric mobility in Russia. We are leveraging on the global expertise and extensive know-how of Enel X to bring the most advanced e-mobility technologies to the region and Russia as a whole, contributing to the transition towards clean and sustainable transport”, - said Carlo Palasciano Villamagna, Enel Country Manager in Russia.
“Electric cars owners have been waiting for this moment to come for several years. Now they can charge their vehicles rapidly, comfortably and safely. This is a new type of business for RusHydro – we keep pace with time and are always ready to develop new technological areas of business and contribute to the implementation of state policy in the field of infrastructure priority development in the Far East», - mentioned Nikolay Shulginov, General Director of RusHydro.
The fast charging stations, which all belong to Enel X’s JuicePump family, have three charging points each: two with a capacity of 50 kW DC and one of 22 kW AC.They are able to fill up two EVs at the same time and can give them up to 200 km charge in just 30-40 minutes. The ten charging stations are installed in Primorskiy Kray, in Russia’s Far Eastern Federal District: 7 in Vladivostok, one in Ussuriisk and another two in the city of Artem. The charging stations are compatible with all electric vehicles currently on the market and are in full compliance with international standards in the field of electric mobility.
The project follows the recent installation of three fast charging stations of the same family in the city of Chelyabinsk under an agreement with the distribution operator IDGC of Urals, a subsidiary of Russian energy grid operator PJSC Rosseti.
Enel X Rus is a member of the Skolkovo Foundation's energy-efficient technology cluster. The main task of the cluster is to create an environment to support innovative developments related to the introduction of breakthrough technological solutions in the field of production and efficient use of energy resources for development of new industry trends. The Skolkovo Foundation actively supports Enel X Rus.
RusHydro is one of Russia's largest power generating companies with 39.4 GW installed electricity generation capacity and over 90 renewable energy source facilities. RusHydro has a controlling stake in the RAO Energy System of the East, featuring 9.047 MW of installed electric capacity, 18.9 Gcal/h of heat capacity and more than 102 thousand kilometers of grid lines in the Russia's Far East.
Enel X is Enel’s global business line dedicated to developing innovative products and digital solutions in sectors in which energy is showing the greatest potential for transformation: cities, homes, industries and electric mobility. Enel X holds the leading position in demand response programmes globally, with over 6 GW of demand response capacity currently managed and assigned in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania. In April 2018, the company registered its subsidiary in Russia, Enel X Rus.