CECOVEL, an initiative to monitor the electric vehicle

Electric mobility represents an opportunity to improve the efficiency of the energy system as a whole as it allows electricity to be incorporated as an energy vector for the transport sector.

The electric vehicle is a reality in our society. Its implementation contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gases associated with transport and facilitates greater integration of renewable energy, in line with the energy policy targets set by the European Union.

In this context, since January 2017 the Control Centre for the Electric Vehicle (CECOVEL) has enabled the electricity demand for the charging of electric vehicles to be monitored, thus anticipating scenarios of massive implementation of electric vehicles and ensuring that their integration can be done safely and efficiently.

CECOVEL is a collaborative project in which four mobility operators from Spain participate: IBIL-REPSOL, GIC, FENIE and MELIB. As of December 2019, it integrates 562 charging points, both public and private, with power ratings ranging from 2.3 kW to 350 kW, which are connected in real time to the mobility operators collaborating on the project which enables them to be managed both remotely and intelligently.

This project received recognition in the Smart Vehicle category of the 2017 enerTIC Awards.