DHL is the world's leading logistics company covering national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping, freight transport and industrial supply chain management. They switched to electric logistics fleets for last-mile delivery in order to drastically reduce their carbon emissions. However, moving away from internal combustion engine cars raises the need for efficient and reliable charging infrastructure.
Sorting low weight and volume consignments for last-mile services is usually a highly automated process – this guarantees quick and cost-effective delivery to consumers' doorsteps across the world. However, such automated machinery requires uninterrupted operation in order to be effective. As a result, when installing charging infrastructure for electric logistics fleets, it is crucial that the extra electricity required does not cause overloads.
Our XENON platform can manage loads dynamically and locally, meaning current loads at the grid connection point are monitored in real time and operation is ensured even when the internet connection is disrupted. By factoring in the load of the building, the Grid Protector module dynamically adjusts the energy flows to the charging stations to prevent the EV charging stations from impacting operations.
On top of this, XENON lowers ongoing grid tariffs by reducing peak loads and aligning it with grid operator's desired limits. This enables more EV charging stations to operate on existing infrastructure, foregoing the need for costly grid extensions.
E.ON SE is a multinational energy supply company headquartered in Essen, Germany. It is one of the largest private electricity supply companies in the world and focuses primarily on energy networks and services and, increasingly, on how these can be converted to renewable energies. To achieve this, E.ON Energie Deutschland (E.ON) is driving the spread of smart digital energy solutions at the household level.
Upon electrifying its fleet, Bielefeld-based construction company, Goldbeck, realized the EV charging stations would exceed their grid capacity. XENON overcame this issue with an energy management system that enables smart charging.