ESAS helps transition to a green future

Date: 18/01/2021

At ESAS, the green energy transition is high on the agenda. 'Not only are we making electric driving easier with the expansion of the charge point network, we are also focusing on smart IoT applications that allow energy to be used optimally for the entire household,' says Herman Ijsseldijk, Director Innovation and Business Development.

Fierce advance in sales of electric cars


Sales of electric cars (EV) in the Benelux differ remarkably from country to country. The Netherlands is the absolute front runner: 15% of all new cars sold there are fully electric. Belgium, with 3%, lags far behind and is ready for a serious sprint. To make this growth sprint possible, ESAS is working with the energy sector, manufacturers of charging points and mobility service providers. 'Just as sales are accelerating, all parties involved in the value chain also need to adapt and implement their plans more quickly,' says Herman Ijsseldijk. 'For example, ESAS can ensure that there will soon be enough charge points so that enough renewable energy is available for the rapidly growing EV fleet.'

Service Cruiser-application 

ESAS offers the total installation service, ensuring a smooth and pleasant experience for the EV driver from request to delivery. Steven Bussé, Project Coordinator, explains: "We make sure that the onboarding process runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible. We plan all the work involved in installing a charge point - such as digging, paving, adapting the meter box, installation and inspection - on a single day. Each Service Engineer is trained in our own ESAS Academy and also has to pass an exam for this. Within ServiceCruiser (our own application), the entire installation process is secured and provided with milestones. Afterwards, the feedback is processed through the Quality Improvement Process.


Energy management


Because the energy transition involves much more than electric driving, ESAS cooperates with most energy suppliers. This allows ESAS to install an energy management application together with the installation of the charge point. This application ensures that the supply and demand for energy in the home or workplace can be managed optimally. Through that application, most large-current-consuming devices can soon be controlled by means of built-in IoT modules. Similar applications already control the power supply of solar panels so that energy can be optimally used for home use or electric cars. Among other things, the application ensures that the charging time of the electric car is spread out as much as possible in order to avoid peaks. However, if there is a power shortage, then this application can also extract power from the car's battery to use in the home (V2G Vehicle To Grid).'

Together for a greener future

'We are convinced that IoT applications and energy management systems will play a crucial part in the energy transition in the future. We will play an important role in their installation and implementation and thus make a substantial contribution to the transition to a green future. As a frontrunner, we want to create as much living, working and travel comfort as possible for everyone, with a prominent role for energy and climate', concludes Herman Ijsseldijk.