Inteli, a private, non-profit association, has today announced that it is working with Oracle to deliver the installation of 1,300 slow charging stations and 50 fast charging stations in Portugal, to support the government's MOBI-E vehicle electrification project.
The pilot project, which is being rolled out across 25 municipalities and the main highways throughout the country, will consist of an integrated platform able to deliver electric mobility in a single system, open and easily accessible to each user.
MOBI-E is the first true universal and integrated platform for electric mobility. Similar to many industrialised countries, Portugal does not have its own fossil fuels but unlike others, produces 43 percent of its current electricity from renewable sources such as wind and hydropower.
The project will help support Portugal's aim to be less reliant on fossil fuels and in turn, reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Additionally, Portugal will host one of Renault-Nissan's battery plants, which will support the rollout of electric vehicles across Europe.
The MOBI-E platform will include the implementation of Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing. This will deliver base rating and billing functionalities, enabling monthly flat rate and time-of-day rating of electricity consumption, network usage and/or additional service charging such as parking, roaming between Electric Vehicle (EV) operators and Energy Retailers, as well as the settlement and clearing of all transactions among the service providers.
Furthermore, the integration of power equipment, charging infrastructure and Energy Management Software is achieved with Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Database 11g, which support the performance and near real-time operation; Oracle's Siebel CRM, which powers customer and contract lifecycle management as well as web self-services; Oracle WebCenter Suite and Oracle WebLogic Suite 11g; and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, which handles the overall analytics and business management.
"When we were faced with the complex value chain of MOBI-E, it was critical that we chose an IT player able to deliver the required robust technology solutions and integrated systems needed to meet the demands of the project. Oracle was the obvious choice due to its commitment in the utilities sector and breadth of understanding of electric mobility solutions. We are extremely proud to be working together on the world's first, truly integrated mobility platform and hope MOBI-E sets the standard for similar programmes in the future," said Luis Reis, Director of Mobility, Inteli.
"Portugal is leading the charge in making an electric vehicle future a reality and we're excited to be part of such a pioneering project. With motor vehicles being a major contributor to carbon dioxide emissions and with an estimated 800 million motor vehicles on the road worldwide, e-mobility solutions are crucial if we are to meet the European Union's 20-20-20 targets -- to reduce carbon emissions by 20 percent by 2020. We're pleased to be working with Inteli on this project and look forward to introducing similar models in other countries," said Bastian Fischer, Vice President, Oracle Utilities, EMEA.
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