HEDNO is planning to install public electric vehicle charging facilities in public spaces in line with Eurelectric's DSO model, the Ministry of Environment and Energy, and the approval of the Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE). According to the DSO model, Distribution System Operators (DSOs) develop and operate a public access Electric Vehicle charging network as an extension of the regulated service they provide. With the adoption of the 'DSO model', the regulated services provided by HEDNO are extended to electric motor users in proportion to the current network users. Investment initiatives from the private sector are expected as is the transition to the liberalised market model upon the market’s maturity.
This particular public network charging infrastructure model makes it possible for any user without discrimination to charge an electric vehicle regardless of the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Provider (EVCIP) they have a contract with.
Charging infrastructures in public places require new roles and introduce new dynamic relationships between operators in the electricity market to provide innovative services and serve the needs of electric vehicle owners, creating competition between:
- Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Providers (EVCIP), within the meaning of Law 4277/2014, and final consumers, as well as
- Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Providers (EVCIP) and Electricity Providers.
The strategic plan for the development of charging infrastructures in HEDNO public places initially includes the installation of about 150 charging stations in Greek islands and at a later stage 1,500 charging stations in mainland Greece. The purpose of the project is to serve the charging of Electric Vehicles in urban public spaces (22kW, 3 phases, AC Mode 3), as well as to install fast charging infrastructure (DC Mode 4) on highways aiming at the development of a major nationwide network infrastructure that will make a significant contribution to the promotion of electrification.