manufacturer of charging stations for electric vehicles,
Ekoenergetyka-Polska, has supplied and launched the charging
infrastructure for electric buses in Barcelona. The chargers were
sent to the main public transport operator, Transports Metropolitans
de Barcelona. In the TMB depot there have been installed seven
quickPOINT Depot Charger with a
power of 50 kW each and a quickPOINT City Charger with
power of 500 kW.
of the infrastructure for the Spanish operator involved two
challenges. Located in the south of Europe, Barcelona is known for
its high temperatures., For the safety reason depot and city chargers
have been equipped with a special fire-fighting system. In addition,
the city charging station has been coated with a special white paint,
which reflects sunlight to prevent from heating up. There were also
installed more powerful fans, which allow for more efficient cooling
of the charger’s interior. This equipment ensures that the
infrastructure is mediterranean-heat-resistant.
second challenge faced by Ekoenergetyka-Polska was the limited space.
Barcelona is a large, busy metropolis with crowded streets.
Therefore, both the urban and the depot charging station have very
small base housing in order to occupy as little space as possible.
addition, the infrastructure is equipped with a real-time monitoring
system. Although TMB already had its own system, it has been 100%
integrated with the monitoring system provided by
Ekoenergetyka-Polska. Thanks to this, the operator, using the OCPP
communication protocol, can monitor the functioning and the processes
of the charging stations on an ongoing basis.
completed implementation for TMB (Transports Metropolitans de
Barcelona) is a flagship example of our ability to adapt to all
customer requirements. The infrastructure delivered to Spain has a
dedicated design, dimensions adapted to the available space, is
resistant to heat thanks to a special paint, additional cooling and
fire system. And our monitoring system has been successfully
integrated into the operator’s system. – says Bartosz Kubik,
President of Ekoenergetyka-Polska. Our ability to adapt to
the customer’s needs that is our competitive advantage, which
distinguishes us from the competition. – adds Maciej Wojeński,
Vice President of Ekoenergetyka-Polska.