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The executive vice president of Shell's New Energies division, Mark Gainsborough, revealed at a recent event in Amsterdam that the company is now working on the development of "smart" electric vehicle charging stations that will help to modulate demand on the broader electrical grid.

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Shell Working On “Smart” EV Charging To Even Out Grid Demand, Exec Says

The executive vice president of Shell’s New Energies division, Mark Gainsborough, revealed at a recent event in Amsterdam that the company is now working on the development of “smart” electric vehicle charging stations that will help to modulate demand on the broader electrical grid.

The executive vice president of Shell’s New Energies division, Mark Gainsborough, revealed at a recent event in Amsterdam that the company is now working on the development of “smart” electric vehicle charging stations that will help to modulate demand on the broader electrical grid.

As you may recall, Royal Dutch Shell has already begun installing electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging stations at some of its gas/petrol stations in parts of the world (examples: UK & the Netherlands). These new plans are apparently meant to accompany and support earlier ones.

Shell’s New Energies division is also involved in the development of offshore wind energy facilities, and in the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) plants at some of its company sites.

Reuters provides more: “Shell intends to invest up to $1 billion a year through its New Energies division by the end of the decade as the oil company adjusts to an energy market that is moving towards more electrification, decentralised energy use and cleaner fuels.

“Investment bank Goldman Sachs has predicted that oil demand could peak as early as 2024 due to the rollout of electric vehicles, lower economic growth, plus rising fuel prices. Against this backdrop, Shell is starting to ramp up involvement in technologies that are changing the market.”

Gainsborough noted: “The exciting challenge for New Energies is turning these possibilities into commercial successes. …We are also co-developing models to help customers manage their energy use better.”

Regarding smart EV charging to help balance the grid, Shell isn’t the only company getting into the action. Many companies are working on this, and we just reported last week on a partnership between eMotorWerks and electric utility EDF that is jumping into a real-world experimental phase.

For more information on Shell’s EV charging station efforts, see: Shell Stations In UK & The Netherlands Will Add EV Charging Stalls.

 

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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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