Int-E-Grid – Powering Electromobility in Poland and Germany

About the project

Bilateral exchange on the integration of electric vehicles into the power system

Road transport is one of the major causes of GHG emissions both in Poland and Germany. Moreover, it is one of the main contributors to air pollution in Polish and German cities. The project Int-E-Grid investigates how to safely integrate electric vehicles into the power system, especially in the context of the ambitious European climate protection plan aiming at carbon-neutrality by 2050 with the European Green Deal.

At the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) in Katowice in 2018, Germany, among more than 40 countries, signed up to the Katowice Partnership for E-Mobility, proposed by the Polish COP-Presidency. This declaration has laid a strong foundation for a close, trans-national cooperation. The project Int-E-Grid aims to fill this partnership with life, by building a comprehensive Polish-German Platform on Electromobility, as well as developing policy recommendations for both local and national authorities.

A bilateral, Polish-German, multi-stakeholder cooperation aims to foster mutual learning to align approaches and also lower the costs of climate protection in sectors of energy and transport. Smartly designed EV deployment, combined with a transformation of the power industry can be a unique opportunity to reduce CO2 emissions as well as significantly improve air quality. It will simultaneously catalyse climate protection by both efficient integration of increasing shares of renewables in the grid, as well as mobility transition in cities.

The project Int-E-Grid has three main areas of focus:

  • Creating a wide-ranging, multi-stakeholder platform involving ministers, policy makers, local authorities, transmission and distribution system operators (TSO & DSO) as well as representatives of innovative companies (automotive, public transport) from both countries.
  • Development of policy recommendations for the integration of e-mobility in the Polish power system based on a report commissioned within the project.
  • Development of policy recommendations and best-practice guidelines on integration E-mobility in sustainable and clean urban transport.

This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). Ist implementation is supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.


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