Benefit from your public charging station

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Published: May 10, 2023 | Last update: May 22, 2024

Benefit from your public charging station

The GHG quota system presents a lucrative opportunity for electric vehicle (EV) owners and operators of public charging stations by allowing them to sell certificates representing the greenhouse gas emissions they save. These certificates act as a virtual currency, playing a pivotal role in the reduction of CO2 emissions and fulfilling mandatory reduction quotas often required of oil companies. 

Key Role of Public Charging Stations

Public charging stations are integral to this system. They provide the necessary infrastructure that not only supports the use of electric vehicles but also directly contributes to lowering emissions in the transport sector. By turning CO2 savings into tradable certificates, we foster an environment ripe for investment in electromobility and the expansion of charging infrastructure, assisting in the achievement of emission reduction targets. 

Understanding "Public" Charging Points

What exactly defines a public charging point? Its legal foundation stems from the Charging Point Ordinance (LSV) and the 38th Federal Emission Control Ordinance (BImSchV). 

To qualify your charging points as public, they must adhere to the following criteria as per the LSV:

  • Notification Requirement:

    Public charging points must be registered with the Federal Network Agency. They are deemed publicly accessible if usable by either an undefined or broadly defined group of individuals. The online registration form is available here

  • Standardized Plugs:

    Charging points must accommodate standardized plug systems.

    This regulation ensures compatibility across different EV models, enhancing safety and user-friendliness. 

  • Payment and Authentication Standards:

    From July 2023, charging must be possible via free, cash, or cashless (contactless) methods. 

  • Standardized Data Interface:

    Authorization and billing data 
should be transmitted through 
a standardized interface. 

  • Public Keys:

    Important for calibration law compliance, enabling validation 
of remotely read standard values

Additionally, charging devices must be registered with the appropriate grid operator in line with § 19 of the Low Voltage Connection Ordinance (NAV).  

Securing Your GHG Premium 

After meeting the regulatory requirements, securing your GHG premium is straightforward: 


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At GreenAir, we not only offer intelligent trading strategies and in-depth market analyses but also tailor our GHG quota management solutions to optimize your financial returns and support your sustainability initiatives. We are committed to showing that sustainability not only benefits the environment but also enhances your financial bottom line. Join us in forging a greener, more profitable future. 

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