The revised guidelines and standards for charging infrastructure for EVs – issued by MoP

The Union Ministry of Power issued revised consolidated Guidelines & Standards for Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles (EVs) on 14th The post The revised guidelines and standards for charging infrastructure for EVs – issued by MoP appeared first on EVreporter.

The revised guidelines and standards for charging infrastructure for EVs – issued by MoP

The Union Ministry of Power issued revised consolidated Guidelines & Standards for Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles (EVs) on 14th January, 2022. These Guidelines and Standards shall supersede the Revised “Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles – Guidelines and Standards” issued by Ministry of Power on 1st October, 2019 and subsequent amendments dated 08.06.2020. Older guidelines can be accessed here.

As per the new guidelines, there are provisions for a) individual electric vehicle owners and b) public charging stations (PCS). Owners may now charge their Electric Vehicles at home or at work using their current electrical connections, which is a huge step forward. The list of guidelines as provided by the MoP is as follows :

  • Any individual or entity is free to set up public charging stations without a licence as long as they meet the technical, safety, and performance standards and protocols outlined in the Ministry of Power’s, Bureau of Energy Efficiency’s (BEE), and Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) guidelines and norms/ standards/ specifications from time to time.

  • An exhaustive list of compliance requirements for Public Charging Station (PCS) have also been outlined. These include norms for “appropriate” infrastructure for civil, electricity and safety requirements.

  • The guidelines have been made further technology agnostic by providing for not only the prevailing international charging standards available in the market but also the new Indian charging standards.

  • Land available with the Government/Public entities shall be provided for installation of Public Charging Stations to a Government/Public entity on a revenue sharing basis for installation of PCS at a fixed rate of ₹ 1 / kWh (used for charging) to be paid to the Land-Owning Agency from such PCS business payable on quarterly basis. The Revenue Sharing Model may also be adopted by the public Land-owning agency for providing the land to a private entity for installation of Public Charging Stations on bidding basis with floor price of ₹ 1 / kWh.

  • PCS shall be provided connection within seven days in metro cities, fifteen days in other municipal areas and thirty days in rural areas.

  • The tariff for supply of electricity to Public EV Charging Stations shall be a single part tariff and shall not exceed the “Average Cost of Supply” till 31st March, 2025. The same tariff shall be applicable for Battery Charging Station (BCS). The tariff applicable for domestic consumption shall be applicable for domestic charging.

  • The State Government shall fix the ceiling of Service Charges to be charged by such Charging Stations.

  • Any Public Charging Station/ Chain of Charging Stations may obtain electricity from any generation company through open access.

  • BEE shall create and maintain a national online database of all the Public Charging Stations in consultation with State Nodal Agencies (SNAs). As per the initial estimates, a total of 3263 chargers under BAU scenario, 23,524 chargers under moderate scenario and 46,397 under Aggressive scenario are being targeted for installation of PCS in these cities by 2030.
  • Public Charging Station will be required to tie up up with at least one online Network Service Providers (NSPs) to enable advance remote/online booking of charging slots by EV owners.

  • At least one Charging Station shall be available in a grid of 3 Km X 3 Km. Furthermore, one Charging Station shall be set up at every 25 Km on both sides of highways/roads. For long range EVs and/or heavy duty EVs like buses/trucks etc., there shall be at least one Fast Charging Station with Charging Infrastructure Specifications every 100 Kms, one on each side of the highways/road located preferably within/alongside the Public Charging Stations.

Priority for rollout of EV Public Charging Infrastructure

A phase wise installation has been envisaged under the guidelines as below :

  • Phase I (1-3 Years) : All Mega Cities with population of 4 million plus as per census 2011, all existing expressways connected to these Mega Cities & important Highways connected with each of these Mega Cities may be taken up for coverage. A list of these Mega Cities and existing connected expressways is prepared.

  • Phase II (3-5 Years) : Big cities like State Capitals, UT headquarters may also be covered for distributed and demonstrative effect. Further, important Highways connected with each of these Mega Cities may be taken up for coverage.

The official link to the revised guidelines is provided here.

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