FORTUM and NBCC unveil the Charging Station for Electric Vehicles in Delhi

New Delhi, 5th October, 2017/ Issued from Bangalore : Fortum Oyj, a leading Finnish clean energy company in which Government of Finland owns 50.8% shares, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NBCC (India) Limited, a Navratna Government of India Enterprise under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs for developing charging infrastructure across India in all upcoming NBCC construction projects. The MOU was signed by Mr. Arto Räty, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Communications of Fortum and Mr. Yogesh Sharma, Executive Director from NBCC. This MOU will cover all major activities in value chain from planning and designing to making investment and operating the infrastructure using cloud based system.

As a firststep, Fortum has installed one 22 KW AC Charger on pilot basis in New Moti BaghColony maintained by NBCC, which shall be operated using Fortum’s cloud-basedsystem. The charging station was inaugurated by Finland’s Minister forHousing, Energy and the Environment, Mr. Kimmo Tiilikainen in presenceof Dr. Anoop Kumar Mittal, Chairman cum Managing Director, NBCC.

Mr. KimmoTiilikainen said,“India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. While therapid growth puts strain on the environment, it also opens extensiveopportunities. Technological expertise of Finnish companies can be leveraged tosupport the sustainable development of Indian economy and energy sector. We arereally happy to see Finnish companies bringing in their best technology andsolutions to India.”

Speakingduring the launch, Mr. Arto Raty, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs& Communications, Fortum Oyj said, “India is an important market for us. Fortum is a pioneer inproviding charging solutions to electric vehicles. Solutions with reliablehardware and software as well as responsive customer support are crucial to theend user experience. We have developed Fortum Charge & Drive to meet thesedemands, paving the way for the more widespread and efficient use of electricvehicles.”

“Currently,India has about 6000 electric cars operational and keeping in mind, the Indiangovernment’s target to have only e-vehicles by 2030, Fortum has ventured inIndia making it the first country outside Europe in the Charge & Drivespace. The plans include developing charging infrastructure along with thecloud based system (SAAS). Starting with this pilot in New Delhi, we plan toroll out more than 150 charging stations over a period of next 12-18 months,” saysMr. Sanjay Aggarwal, Managing Director, Fortum India during the launch of thepilot program. 

The chargerinstalled is equipped with OCPP 1.5 and GPRS communication system. The chargeris of IP54 Class making it suitable to be operated outdoor. It has two chargingpoints which will enable two cars to be charged at one point. Charger willoperate on AC mode. The charging station can be operated using RFID or MobileApp using Fortum cloud system. It also has the ability to be operated remotely.

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