The transportation sector is a major emitter of greenhouse gases and in 2013 accounted for about 23 percent of the world’s CO2 emissions. As a means of alleviating air pollution and building a clean transportation network, using electric vehicles (EV) has been widely proposed. And a growing number of countries are rolling out plans to dramatically accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles and stepping up their policy initiatives to support EV adoption.
To promote the use of electric vehicles, the development of a stable power supply system is the key and EV charging infrastructure plays an important role in promoting EVs, including tangible and intangible systems, software applications as well as charging device, charging network management system and charging infrastructure information system.
To boost EV adoption in the domestic market, by collaborating with Korea Electric Power Research Institute (KEPRI), we have developed EV charging platform compliant to Open Charge Point Protocol 1.6 (OCPP1.6) and OCPP2.0 (draft version), which is an application protocol for communication between EV charging stations and a central management system. In addition, we have integrated the platform with the charging station operating system used by Korean Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) to provide EV charging service. KEPCO will test-run the integrated system in the third quarter of 2018.
Based on successful implementation of EV charging platform with KEPRI and KEPCO, we are aiming at contributing to the development of the energy industry, including developing EV test-beds and services for the domestic market, expanding into overseas markets and promoting new energy businesses.