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Denmark: Eon is testing dynamic electricity prices for public charging stations, up to 50% when wind and solar produces

Eon is testing dynamic electricity prices for public charging stations In the pilot project in Copenhagen, Eon promises discounts of up to 50 percent. The group wants to give drivers an incentive to charge their electric cars specifically when there is a lot of solar and wind power available. The group wants to give drivers an incentive to charge their electric cars specifically when there is a lot of solar and wind power available. If you charge your electric car when electricity is cheap, you are not only doing something for your wallet, but also for climate protection. In Germany, Eon has been offering a dynamic electricity tariff for some time, the amount of which changes every hour, depending on what is happening on the spot market of the electricity exchange. The energy company is now also testing the tariff model for public charging - albeit in Denmark: Eon has now started a limited pilot test with dynamic pricing at some of its charging stations in Copenhagen. E-car drivers can use it to charge up to 50 percent less electricity than with the regular tariff. With dynamic electricity tariffs, the prices are usually low when a lot of solar and wind power is available. That is why the tariff model also contributes to climate protection: it provides an incentive to use energy in a targeted manner when the share of renewables in the electricity mix is high. Experts see this as an important lever for integrating renewables into the energy system. "Dynamic pricing is an excellent opportunity for our customers to achieve significant savings in charging costs through flexible charging behavior," says Anders Krag, Managing Director of E.ON Drive Infrastructure in Denmark. They also help to balance power consumption at times when more renewable energy from wind and sun is fed into the grid. "This is an important step in taking electric vehicles to the next level of sustainability and driving the energy transition towards renewable energies." https://www.pv-magazine.de/2023/08/08/eon-testet-dynamische-strompreise-fuer-oeffentliche-ladesaeulen/?xing_share=news

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    This could potentially incentive drivers to charge their vehicles when the grid is less strained, contributing to a more sustainable and efficient energy ecosystem.

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