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.
Fit for 55 – Fit for EV cooperation
As part of the Int-E-Grid project, Forum Energii together with Agora Verkehrswende and the Electric Vehicles Promotion Foundation (FPPE), organized a second high-level forum of the Polish-German Platform on E-mobility. The meeting brought together representatives from Poland, Germany, as well as other European countries, to review the studies that were conducted in the project and discuss the role of electric mobility for transport transformation in the countries under the umbrella of the European Green Deal and the Fit for 55 package.
At the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) in Katowice, Poland’s Secretary of State at the Ministry of the Environment and President of COP Michał Kurtyka laid a strong foundation for trans-national cooperation with the Katowice Partnership for E-Mobility. The project Int-E-Grid aims to fill this partnership with life, by building a Polish-German Platform on E-Mobility.
This is a recording of the event. Held on Wednesday, 27 October 2021, from 10:30-16:15 in English.Program (PDF)
Online workshop: The use of National Recovery Funds for the EVs charging network
As part of the Int-E-Grid project, Forum Energii together with Agora Verkehrswende and the Electric Vehicles Promotion Foundation (FPPE) organized a workshop in the form of an expert panel, which focused on National Recovery Plans in the context of the development of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Poland and Germany.
During this online event we analysed how National Recovery Plans should be used to optimally support the development of charging networks for electric vehicles - cars, vans, buses and trucks. We assessed the structure and the cost of the support system; moreover, we defined how support systems should look like in order to provide an integrated charging network, enabling the development of electric transport in Poland and Germany.
The following experts participated in the event:
- Yvon Slingenberg, Director from DG Climate Action European Commission (keynote)
- Prof. Grzegorz Benysek, Member of the Supervisory Board, Ekoenergetyka-Polska S.A.
- Marek Gawroński, Vice-President for Public and Governmental Affairs, Volvo Poland
- Andreas Klugescheid, Head of Government Affairs and External Relations, BMW
- Adrian Mazur, Director of the Transport Strategy Department, Ministry of Infrastructure
- Johannes Pallasch, Head of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure, NOW GmbH
- Marcin Korolec, President of the Electric Vehicles Promotion Foundation (FPPE)
- Dr. Joanna Maćkowiak-Pandera, President of the Forum Energii
- Christian Hochfeld, Executive Director, Agora Verkehrswende
- Dr. Fabian Joas, Policy Advisor, Ministry of Finance (BMF)
Summary of the workshop
The online workshop “The use of National Recovery Funds for the EVs charging network” was held on 10.03.2021, organised jointly by Forum Energii, Agora Verkehrswende, and the Electric Vehicles Promotion Foundation within the Int-E-Grid project.
Joanna Maćkowiak-Pandera, CEO of Forum Energii, opened the meeting and welcomed the guests, recalling the importance of National Recovery Plans (NRP) in the context of achieving new climate goals at the EU level. She also stressed that Polish-German cooperation is extremely important—both countries are strongly linked economically and can learn a lot from each other, and by cooperating can achieve even more.
The special guest was a representative of the European Commission, Yvon Slingenberg, director of DG Climate Action, who in her speech touched on the many aspects concerning European policy and the transport sector. She noted that while Europe is facing economic and health crises, there is still the climate crisis. However, the recovery from the current crises can be perceived as an opportunity with regard to the latter. In December 2020, the EU set a new target to reduce emissions by 55% compared to 1990. All sectors must contribute for the EU as a whole to fulfil this goal, including transportation where emissions have not declined. Transport emissions must decline by 90% by 2050. To achieve this, a smart and sustainable mobility strategy was adopted at the EU level at the end of 2020. In order to achieve the climate goals, electrification of transport is essential, and extensive charging infrastructure is key to making this happen. By 2025, one million charging points are to be installed in the EU and three million by 2030, with the target of 30 million electric vehicles on the roads by 2030.
Director Slingenberg also mentioned the instruments that are key to reducing emissions in the transport sector. She spoke about emission standards for vehicles, construction of charging infrastructure along TEN-T roadways and in new residential buildings, as well as the contemplated inclusion of the transport sector in the ETS or creation of a dedicated system. She also stressed that included in the EU’s recovery plans is more than EUR 700 billion for making the European economy greener, more digital, and resilient. These funds, if allocated to sensible and concrete flagship projects should ‘power-up, renovate, recharge and refuel, reskill and upskill the economy, creating many new, green jobs and giving a new impetus to many sectors, including the transport sector, which can approach decarbonisation. However, this can only be achieved through joint efforts and taking into account the ‘do no significant harm’ principle.
Marcin Korolec, CEO of the Electric Vehicles Promotion Foundation, and Christian Hochfeld, CEO of Agora Verkehrswende, made some comments about the draft National Recovery Plans of Poland and Germany. Referring to the Polish plan, Korolec stated that it is a bit unclear, with the priorities quite well defined but lacking in specifics and detail, which would allow more to be said more about how they will be implemented. The Polish Recovery Plan should include four main areas: electrification of urban public transport, support for the creation of bus networks in non-urban areas, support for charging infrastructure in cities and non-metropolitan areas, and support for the purchase of electric vehicles by individual and corporate users. Support for internal combustion engines and petrol-fuelled vehicles should not take place. Hochfeld said that in the global market, the trend of fleet electrification is becoming more and more visible and will be the basis for reducing CO2 emissions in the transport sector, along with joint efforts that will set the pace. Germany’s first economic stimulus package increased the pace of EV growth in Germany dramatically in 2020. The German recovery plan will need to include reform of fiscal and tax systems to maintain and increase this trend, and most importantly, support the building of charging infrastructure across the country.
The speakers were followed by a panel discussion with representatives from ministries and government institutes from both countries, as well as representatives from the transport sector— manufacturers of infrastructure, electric vehicles, buses and trucks:
- Marek Gawroński, Volvo Poland, Vice-President Public and Governmental Affairs
- Prof. Grzegorz Benysek, Member of the Supervisory Board, Ekoenergetyka-Polska S.A.
- Fabian Joas, Federal Ministry of Finance
- Andreas Klugescheid, BMW Group, Head Governmental Affairs and External Relations Europe, Middle East and Africa
- Adrian Mazur, Director of the Transport Strategy Department, Ministry of Infrastructure
- Johannes Pallasch, Head of National Centre for Charging Infrastructure
The key conclusions that emerged from the discussion, which show what the industry thinks about the development of charging infrastructure and how effectively it should be conducted, especially in the context of National Recovery Plans are listed below.
All national strategies should treat CO2 reductions and safety in transport as a priority: the NRPs should include elements related to the development of electromobility (including charging infrastructure in cities and along the TEN-T network), as well as issues related to intelligent transport systems (ITS) and traffic management.
- In the draft Polish recovery plan, a special emphasis was put on the development of railroads, the urban public transport fleet with charging infrastructure, and a reduction of the transport exclusion.
- The financial planning process is not an easy task: projects proposed by the government should not be repeats of the various EU funds/programmes, and importantly, each one should relate to the objectives of the strategic documents so they are coherent with each other.
- The Polish government especially wants the NRP to include the development of bus fleets due to the additional benefits of reductions of smog and air pollution in cities, as well as the high added value to the economy of the many domestic manufacturers of such vehicles and the resulting effect of reducing traffic congestion in cities;
- The representative of the German Ministry of Finance said that in Germany there is social and government consensus to support the development of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, with the government largely taking responsibility for its development, although they must act quickly; the future of the automotive sector is already decided, but Germany needs qualified staff and structures to properly implement this solution. The development of charging infrastructure does not have a viable business model at the moment, so government support is necessary.
- Without the development of charging infrastructure, automotive companies will not be able to generate adequate revenues because they simply will not have enough customers, and thus cannot meet their own sales targets and, as consequence, the higher climate goals. OEM business strategy should be consistent with market trends, and electromobility is a megatrend. The development of charging infrastructure should be properly monitored, although it is important to note that public charging infrastructure and private charging infrastructure are separate things, but in effect complementary. Companies of all kinds should invest in an EV fleet and charging infrastructure (CSR and lower costs), and auto companies can think about engagement in their own network projects with other market players (example: IONITY);
- In the context of both countries’ development of electric bus fleets, the situation is dynamic but looks better than it did a few years ago, although there still is a lack of rapid DC chargers (hubs) on main routes to facilitate efficient electric trucking. To initiate a rapid growth in infrastructure, policy development, incentive programmes, and well-established standards are necessary.
- In many places (mainly in Poland) a big barrier to building new charging points is the condition of distribution networks. There is an urgent need to modernise them in order to develop charging infrastructure on a large scale. In order to increase the business and financial benefits, electric bus manufacturers are considering new business models, for example, joint ventures with energy companies, which consist of providing a bus equipped with a charger and connecting it to the network.
- It is a good idea for other European countries to create a kind of National Centre for Charging Infrastructure, similar to the German agency NOW. Its role is to coordinate, exchange information and create national infrastructure plans, along with their proper implementation. It acts as an intermediary between the industry, energy sector and local and central government administrations with specific development plans, it is able to optimise and influence the direction and pace of development of charging systems. This institution is also involved in the implementation of specific legal and financial solutions.
- Planning the development of charging infrastructure should be long-term. Attention should be paid to how to ensure the safety and stability of the power system with a large number of simultaneously charging electric vehicles. In Poland, it is necessary to introduce proper legal regulations to accelerate the development of charging infrastructure and allow for new business models that will make such undertakings profitable for private investors. In long-term planning it is worth considering the implementation of a hybrid model that consists of building large hubs with DC chargers along highways and low-power AC units in single- and multi-family housing.
- It is a good idea to think more about both current and future German-Polish cooperation in creating electric transport networks along national highways between capitals and main cities, as well as with other countries, for example V4 states.
- Local authorities from large Polish cities have already presented their comments on the National Recovery Plan, which indicate that they do not see in the plan the possibility of financing local rail transport—urban railroads, streetcars, or subways, as well as trolleybuses. Funds for rail transport development seem to be earmarked mainly for spending at the national level by Polish State Railways, which should be corrected. Cities play a much greater role in reaching CO2 targets and this must be addressed in the governance structure of recovery funds.
- Electrification of public transport and railways alone is insufficient to reach the CO2 targets, so individual mobility must undergo a rapid transformation, which is why Poland should secure private transports’ needs in terms of infrastructure. It needs more ambitious targets in terms of the number of charging stations for Poland and clear information about the planned investments and reforms.
- Money within the NRPs should also be spent on promoting alternative (carbon neutral) transport means and mobility patterns (such as bicycles, scooters, the metro, walking, etc) and decreasing the number of cars in general.
- Solutions that target multi-unit dwellings is crucial. The infrastructure should be mandatory for new buildings, and the costs of doing it now will be much lower than implementing it in the future. Furthermore, solutions for multi-dwelling units do not require rapid charging. Plus they can assure system flexibility and with proper management on the demand side, will impact positively on the power system. Having energy-positive building charging could be free for residents, assuming they accept the Vehicle-to-Grid option. Flexible power management and well-designed infrastructure could be a cost-effective solution from an investment and operational point of view.
- All projects/solutions and planned activities should be socially just, therefore chargers should also be available in older housing estates and next to blocks of flats and buildings built years ago, so there need to be requirements to build chargers as part of building modernisation and revitalisation programmes.
First meeting of the Polish-German Platform on E-mobility
On June 16th 2020, around 40 participants from the Int-E-Grid project met in a video conference to talk about the prospects of electromobility in Poland and Germany. Polish Minister of Climate Michał Kurtyka and German State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for the Environment Jochen Flasbarth opened the discussion with key note speeches. They emphasized the close economic relationships between the two countries, especially in the automotive sector, and that the economic stimulus package in Germany could contribute to faster electrification and digitalization of mobility.
The presentations and discussion mainly focused on the challenges and opportunities in both countries as well as possible cooperation projects. Topics such as: network-friendly charging of electric vehicles (Smart Charging), expansion of the power grids and charging infrastructure, urban and traffic planning, possibilities of action for municipalities, handling of combustion vehicles and the perspective of road users were discussed. This exchange of experiences and topics is to be continued and deepened in the course of the project.
Int-E-Grid is a joint undertaking of Agora Verkehrswende from Germany and the think tank Forum Energii as well as the Electric Vehicles Promotion Foundation from Poland.
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The European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
The EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. It does so through strengthening across-border dialogue and cooperation as well as exchange of knowledge and experience.
In partnership with key players in the fields of politics, economics, science and civil society, Agora Verkehrswende will pave the way for the full decarbonisation of the transport sector by 2050. The Berlin-based Think Tank is developing an extensive climate protection strategy and will support its successful implementation.
This climate protection strategy revolves around the transition of the entire transport system from fossil fuels to electricity and fuel generated by renewable energy. The transformation of the transport sector includes increasing the efficiency of the entire traffic system by avoiding unnecessary traffic, transitioning to environmentally friendly modes of transport and improving individual modes of transport. The environmentally friendly development of urban transport is a key component of the necessary revolution.
The transformation of the transport system is a complex challenge facing all parts of society. It can only be done by key societal players working together. Agora Verkehrswende provides the platform for this collaboration, develops processes and provides scientific information on scenarios and methods. Agora Verkehrswende focuses on the land-based transport of passengers and goods in Germany in a European context.
Forum Energii is a think tank, focused on forging the foundation for a clean, innovative, safe and efficient energy sector based on data and analysis. It observes world trends, analyses data and changes in regulations. Forum Energii shares its knowledge through research activities and by supporting dialogue on the future of power sector. Its mission is to support Poland's implementation of climate goals in 2020 and in 2030. It is supported by the European Climate Foundation and EUKI.
Electric Vehicles Promotion Foundation (FPPE)
The Electric Vehicles Promotion Foundation (FPPE) is an independent non-governmental organisation advocating zero-emission transport system in Poland by 2050. It provides knowledge, regulatory advocacy and business advice on zero-emission shift in transport. FPPE works with central and local administration, business and NGOs. The Foundation is an active member of European organisations such as: Transport & Environment, E-mobility Platform and the Clean Bus Deployment Initiative.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federal enterprise with worldwide operations. It supports the German Government in the fields of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education. Through its work, GIZ assists people and societies in shaping their own future and improving living conditions.
GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment promotion, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of the federal enterprise is in demand around the globe – from the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector and governments of other countries. GIZ works with businesses, civil society actors and research institutions, fostering successful interaction between development policy and other policy fields and areas of activity.
Since GIZ is a public-benefit federal enterprise, German and European values are central to the company’s work. Together with their partners in national governments worldwide and cooperation partners from the worlds of business, research and civil society, GIZ staff work flexibly to deliver effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions.
The registered offices of GIZ are in Bonn and Eschborn. In 2017, GIZ generated a business volume of around 2.6 billion euros. The company’s 20,726 employees, almost 70 per cent of whom are national personnel, work in around 120 countries (as of December 2018).
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Upon requests, you have the right to receive personal data that you have given us for processing in a transferable and machine-readable format.
7.6 Right to Lodge A Complaint With A Supervisory Authority (Art. 77 GDPR)
We try to process your requests and claims as quickly as possible in order to protect your rights appropriately. Depending on the frequency of enquiries, however, it may take up to 30 days before we can provide you with further information about your request. If it should take longer, we will inform you promptly of the reasons for the delay and discuss the further process with you.
In some cases we may not or cannot give you any information. If legally permissible, we will inform you of the reason for refusing to disclose the information.
However, should you not be satisfied with our answer and responses or should you be of the opinion that we are violating the current data protection law, you are free to file a complaint with our Data Protection Officer as well as the relevant supervisory authority. The supervisory authority responsible for us is:
Berliner Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
Tel.: +49 (0)30 13889-0
Fax: +49 (0)30 2155050
This Data Protection Statement is valid as of 20 May 2021.