Clear-cut guidelines for municipal authorities and market players

Charging infrastructure and its associated processes are in a continual state of flux. Furthermore, the number of parties active in this field is on the rise. The Uniform Standards for Charging Stations document gives guidelines for the entire process from application to realization and management of public charging infrastructure.

All the information is clearly set out so there’s no chance of anything being overlooked during the rollout of charging infrastructure. That means greater efficiency for all stakeholders. These guidelines are helping to reduce the differences within public charging infrastructure and raise its quality. Using the uniform standards means there’s no-one needs to keep on reinventing the wheel.

The uniform standards incorporate requirements and desirables alike. The requirements comprise obligatory standards and regulatory criteria for charging stations. The desirables are covered by best practices that maximize efficiency and clarity. Topics include application and realization; location and surroundings; management and monitoring; functionality; design; technology and security; back offices and interfaces; smart charging and V2X; security; and standards and norms.

In this way, the uniform standards bring standardized requirements and desirables around public charging infrastructure a step closer.

The Uniform Standards can be used as the:

  • Starting point for procurement and permits
  • Basis for policy development
  • Departure point for agreements and contracts
  • Guide for market players

The Guide and Uniform Standards were compiled in collaboration with government bodies and market actors. They are updated on a regular basis. There is also a set of uniform standards for charging plazas.

Project passport

Product/Service: Set of uniform standard agreements for charging infrastructure
For: Municipalities and their collaborating parties
Project partners: ABB, Alfen, Allego, Alliander, BMW, Chargepoint, CROW, DOET, ElaadNL, Enexis, ENGIE, Enovates, EV-Box, EV-Consult, G40; municipalities of Alphen aan den Rijn, Amsterdam, The Hague and Utrecht; MRAe, Nissan, North Brabant Province, RAI Vereniging, Renault and Stedin.
Result: The current version of the uniform standards was published in 2018 and contains 173 guidelines.