New Delhi : The Union Ministry of Power has promulgated the revised consolidated Guidelines & Standards for Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles (EV) on 14th January,2022. The goal is to allow a sooner adoption of electrical automobiles in India by guaranteeing protected, dependable, accessible and reasonably priced Charging Infrastructure and eco-system. This would additionally promote vitality safety and discount of emission depth of the nation by promotion of total EV ecosystem.
These tips are exhaustive and embody provisions for a) particular person house owners of Electric Vehicles: b) for Public Charging Stations (PCS). In a major step, Owners might cost their Electric Vehicles at their residence/places of work utilizing their current electrical energy connections. Infrastructure necessities for Public Charging Infrastructure in addition to for Public Charging Infrastructure for lengthy vary EVs and/or heavy responsibility EVs have been outlined.
Any particular person/entity is free to arrange public charging stations with out the requirement of a license offered that, such stations meet the technical, security in addition to efficiency requirements and protocols laid down below the rules in addition to norms/ requirements/ specs laid down by Ministry of Power, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and Central Electricity Authority (CEA) on occasion. An exhaustive record of compliance necessities for Public Charging Station (PCS) have additionally been outlined. These embody norms for “applicable” infrastructure for civil, electrical energy and security necessities .
Technology agnostic Charging Standards: The tips have been made additional expertise agnostic by offering for not solely the prevailing worldwide charging requirements accessible out there but additionally the brand new Indian charging requirements.
Land at promotional charges for set up of PCS by way of a Revenue Sharing Model: In order to deal with the problem of making a charging station financially viable within the interval of progress of Electric Vehicles, a income sharing mannequin has been put in place for land used for the identical. Land accessible with the Government/Public entities shall be offered for set up of Public Charging Stations to a Government/Public entity on a income sharing foundation for set up of Public Charging Station at a hard and fast price of ₹ 1 / kWh (used for charging) to be paid to the Land-Owning Agency from such PCS enterprise payable on quarterly foundation. A Model Revenue Sharing settlement has additionally been included below the rules. Such income sharing settlement could also be initially entered by events for a interval of 10 years. The Revenue Sharing Model may additionally be adopted by the general public Land-owning company for offering the land to a non-public entity for set up of Public Charging Stations on bidding foundation with ground worth of ₹ 1 / kWh.
Timelines for offering connectivity for the set up of Public Charging Station (PCS) : Timelines have been prescribed as per the Electricity (Rights of Consumers). Accordingly, PCS shall be offered connection inside seven days in metro cities, fifteen days in different municipal areas and thirty days in rural areas. Within these timelines the distribution licensees shall present new connection or modify an current connection.
Tariff for provide of electrical energy to EV Public Charging Stations: The tariff for provide of electrical energy to Public EV Charging Stations shall be a single half tariff and shall not exceed the “Average Cost of Supply” until thirty first March, 2025. The similar tariff shall be relevant for Battery Charging Station (BCS). The tariff relevant for home consumption shall be relevant for home charging.
State Governments to repair the ceiling of Service fees: As electrical energy is being offered at concessional charges and in addition contemplating the truth that subsidy is being offered by the Central/State Governments in lots of instances for establishing Public Charging Stations, the State Government shall repair the ceiling of Service Charges to be charged by such Charging Stations.
Open Access: Any Public Charging Station/ Chain of Charging Stations might receive electrical energy from any technology firm by way of open entry. Open Access shall be offered for this function inside 15 days of receipt of the applying full in all respect. They will probably be required to pay the relevant surcharge – equal to the present stage of cross subsidy (no more than 20 %, as per the Tariff Policy Guidelines), transmission fees and wheeling fees. No different surcharge or fees shall be levied besides talked about on this provision.
Database of Public EV Charging Stations: Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) shall create and keep a nationwide on-line database of all of the Public Charging Stations in session with State Nodal Agencies (SNAs). Bureau of Energy Efficiency shall create a Web-Portal/Software/Mobile Application for the database of Public Charging Stations all through the nation. As per the main points accessible with Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) a complete of 1028 Public Charging Stations (PCS) have been put in all through the nation. Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) because the Central Nodal Agency (CNA) is in course of of getting ready motion plans for the set up of Public Charging Stations for 9 main cities having million plus inhabitants (Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Surat, and Pune). A state of affairs smart targets have been ready for Business as Usual (BAU), Moderate and Aggressive Scenarios for set up of Chargers in these cities thus far. These targets have been ready based mostly on the necessities below the Guidelines and Standards issued by the Ministry of Power, Electric Vehicles (EV) progress projections in these cities, Growth in EV charging demand and many others. As per the preliminary estimates, a complete of 3263 chargers below BAU state of affairs, 23,524 chargers below average state of affairs and 46,397 below Aggressive state of affairs are being focused for set up of PCS in these cities by 2030.
Network Service Providers: Public Charging Station will probably be required to tie up up with at the very least one on-line Network Service Providers (NSPs) to allow advance distant/on-line reserving of charging slots by EV house owners. Such on-line data to EV house owners also needs to embody data concerning location, varieties and numbers of chargers put in/accessible, service fees for EV charging and many others.
Location of Public Charging Stations: To alleviate the vary nervousness of the potential EV house owners, tips offers that at the very least one Charging Station shall be accessible in a grid of 3 Km X 3 Km. Further, one Charging Station shall be arrange at each 25 Km on each side of highways/roads. For lengthy vary EVs and/or heavy responsibility EVs like buses/vehicles and many others., there shall be at the very least one Fast Charging Station with Charging Infrastructure Specifications each 100 Kms, one on either side of the highways/highway positioned ideally inside/alongside the Public Charging Stations
Rollout of EV Public Charging Infrastructure: A part smart set up has been envisaged below the rules as beneath:
Phase I (1-3 Years): All Mega Cities with inhabitants of 4 million plus as per census 2011, all current expressways related to those Mega Cities & essential Highways related with every of these Mega Cities could also be taken up for protection. An inventory of these Mega Cities and current related expressways is ready
Phase II (3-5 Years): Big cities like State Capitals, UT headquarters may additionally be coated for distributed and demonstrative impact. Further, essential Highways related with every of these Mega Cities could also be taken up for protection.
Central Nodal Agency: Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) shall be the Central Nodal Agency for rollout of EV Public Charging Infrastructure All related businesses together with Central Electricity Authority (CEA) shall present crucial assist to Central Nodal Agency. Every State Government shall nominate a Nodal Agency for that State for establishing charging infrastructure. The State DISCOM shall typically be the Nodal Agency for such functions. However, State Government shall be free to pick out a Central/State Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) together with Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), Urban/Area Development Authorities and many others. as its Nodal Agency.
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. The full tips could be accessed on the web site of Ministry of Power.
Go Electric Campaign: As half of the endeavor of Government of India for E-Mobility transition, Ministry of Power together with Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Ministry of Heavy Industries and NITI Aayog has launched a nationwide “Go Electric” Campaign to teach most of the people on the advantages of e-mobility, inform the potential EV house owners in regards to the Government incentives for EV adoption, generate curiosity and remodel the identical into demand, discredit misinformation towards Electric Vehicles and convey collectively a number of stakeholders below single platform. Under the “Go Electric” Campaign, State Nodal Agencies (SNAs) have performed round 15 Roadshows, 35 Webinars, and varied different consciousness actions together with Radio jingles, EV carnival, hoardings, pamphlets, ads on electrical energy payments in a number of states throughout the nation.