Productive Local Stakeholder Meeting in Arnhem

On Tuesday, the 22nd of May, all local associated partners, subpartners and other stakeholders of the Arnhem city pilot were invited to for update on the CME project's local implementation and impact.

The City of Arnhem and the City of Nijmegen, together with CME partner Walvoorzieningen Nederland B.V. (WVnld) and DNV-GL Energy, expertly presented the current state of the CME project to all associated partners and stakeholders in the local community building of Rozet. More specifically, those in attendance were: 

- Rijkswaterstaat Leefomgeving (ministery of Infrastructure and Water ways)

- Foundation E-Laad (charging infrastucture knowledge center)

- Province of Gelderland


- City of Nijmegen

- Pleij B.V. (wind turbines )

- ShareNRG  (solar field)

- Resourcefully

- Allego (chargepoint operator)


The partners and stakeholders were updated regarding the state of affairs of the city pilot's solar field - for which the chances of being granted national funding are looking increasingly optimistic - and the implementation of shore-to-ship power in the pilot's harbor.

Peter Swart of CME Lead Partner, Gemeente Arnhem, leading the discussion at the Arnhem stakeholder meeting on Tuesday, the 22nd of May.


Grid connections, RES-energy storage locations, and the role of CME's iEMS and whether or not to find an aggregator were also major topics of discussion at the local stakeholder event.

Peter Swart of CME Lead Partner, Gemeente Arnhem, also led the stakeholders through the connection of Arnhem's electric vehicle charge-points - specifically charging plazas - to the solar field and energy storage, as well as the cooperation between the prospective solar field, wind turbines and CME. 

The meeting created a space for the local partners and stakeholders to analyse the implementation challenges and opportunities ahead. Because of changes in legislation in the Netherlands, for example, two or three suppliers of power are allowed on a single grid connection, so long as they use their own metering. This topic, amongst many others discussed at the local stakeholder meeting, will serve an important role in optimising the vehicle-to-grid (V2G)* system in the city pilot of Arnhem.

This graphic loosely outlines the implementation plan for the solar field in the city pilot Arnhem, and the intention of the solar field to directly supply energy to local cars and ships. 



Actions from the meeting:

  1. Hold a separate meeting about procurement of storage is planned (ShareNRG, Arnhem, DNV-GL and Resourcefully)
  2. DNV-GL will ask all stakeholders (including wind turbines) for input for iEMS (protocols, etc.)
  3. Hold a separate meeting with Allego to work out a plan to connect all charge points in Arnhem to CME (including 3 charging plazas)
  4. Nijmegen must be involved in iEMS discussion to see what is needed in Nijmegen implementation plan.




*Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) describes a system in which plug-in electric vehicles, such as electric vehicles (EV), plug-in hybrids (PHEV) or hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV), communicate with the power grid to optimise energy demand and supply services by either returning underutilised electricity to the grid or by reducing the vehicles' charging rate (to maximise battery life).

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