|Project name||Multi-depot electric bus system implementation|
|Client name||Busways Group|
|The Client||Busways is a large privately owned operator with a fleet of over 900 buses running Region 1 for TfNSW. This region will be subject to a procurement process later this year along with the current STA regions.|
|Product or services provided||ZET Advisory
|The Brief||The brief required a model for the deployment of up to 200 electric buses in two depots as well as a detailed analysis of bus and charging infrastructure options.
Other requirements included:
|The Approach||Evenergi used the GridFleet platform to emulate the performance of an electric fleet on the Busways routes including the energy costs and energy profile and full total cost of ownership including all required infrastructure upgrades. We also:
|Outcome||Busways was able to secure funding from government for the initial 24 bus trial.Evenergi also arranged the energy supply partnerships with the largest energy retailer in the country and the local energy distribution business|
|Project name||Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) Electric Vehicle Grid Integration Task Force Standards Recommendations|
|Client name||Australian Energy Market Operator|
|The Client||The Australian Energy Market Operator performs an array of gas and electricity market, operational, development and planning functions. It manages the National Electricity Market, the Wholesale Electricity Market and the Victorian gas transmission network.|
|Product or services provided||ZET Advsiory||Client industry||Network Providers|
|The Brief||The Distributed Energy Integration Program (DEIP) is a collaboration of government agencies, market authorities, industry and consumer associations aimed at maximising the value of customers’ Distributed Energy Resources (DER) for all energy users.
This project contributes to the delivery of the DEIP EV Standards Taskforce (Taskforce) 2020 work plan.
The brief was to locate gaps in the EV grid integration standards landscape in Australia where the absence of a standard may lead to negative impact on consumers. It also included a request to catalogue international standards that may be candidates for adoption or modification to cater for the identified gaps.
|Project name||Approach to Market – EV Information and Communication Package|
|Client name||Australian Federal Government – Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER)|
|The Client||The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources is a department of the Australian Government responsible for consolidating the Government’s efforts to drive economic growth, productivity and competitiveness by bringing together industry, energy, resources and science|
|Product or services provided||ZET Advisory||Client industry||Federal Government|
|The Brief||The Australian Federal Government is developing a national EV strategy and sought a consultant to advise on best-practice engagement strategies for new electric vehicle purchasers.|
|The Approach||Evenergi was appointed to undertake a global market scan, literature review, and Australian market gap analysis to articulate where the Federal Government could add the most value, and then developed a strategy, content plan and draft content and tools to enable execution of strategy. The approach included:
|The Result||Our breakthrough research findings which synthesised technology adoption literature with existing Australian consumer context, enabled a strong and practical position for the Federal Government to assist in enhancing customers ability to make informed decisions.|
|Project name||Zero Emissions Vehicles (ZEV) strategy|
|Client name||ACT Government|
|The Client||ACT Government is the governing body that manages the Australian Capital Territory. It is responsible for (amongst other things) health, education and transport, policing and garbage collection. ACT has a target for 100% renewable energy by 2020 and is now looking to lead the world in electrification of transport. In 2019 it committed to electrification of 100% of its passenger vehicle fleet – representing over 600 vehicles and in 2020 will announce a series of other measures including electrification of its bus fleet.|
|Product or services provided||ZET Advisory||Client industry||State Government|
|The Brief||The ACT government had made a significant commitment to electrification of its entire fleet. They required a partner to help them to create a fleet transition plan, a charging infrastructure strategy across over 50 sites and run stakeholder engagement including workshops and creation of communications documents (one internal to the ACT Government and one for the broader community).|
|The Approach||Evenergi created an organisation wide vehicle analytics database and ran analytics to determine the ideal vehicles for transition based on:
Evenergi created a detailed infrastructure implementation plan that included
|The Result||Evenergy delivered the Fleet Transition Plan (FTP) for the largest fleet migration project in Australia to date – 600 vehicles and charging infrastructure. This led to over $10M in investment.|
|Project name||Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Study|
|Client name||Central NSW Joint Organisation|
|About client||Centroc, represents over 157,000 people covering an area of more than 47,000 sq kms. It includes the Local Government Areas of Bathurst Regional, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Oberon, Orange City, Parkes, Weddin, and Central Tablelands County Council.|
|Product or services provided||eMobility consulting||Client industry||Government|
|The Brief||Centroc (now Central NSW Joint Organisation) is seeking to ensure that the Central NSW region is ready for the growing uptake in electric vehicles. This focuses mainly on providing a strategic regional plan for where demand for EV charging infrastructure will arise, ideally suited sites for charging infrastructure, and what type of charging service will be expected by users.|
|The Approach||Evenergi developed a regional charging infrastructure plan based on modelling of travel routes, charging infrastructure, driver personas and network constraints. We worked with the councils to identify ideal sites from a tourism perspective. Services included:
|Outcome||The map developed for the charging infrastructure by Evenergi will lead to application for grants and private sector investment in the region of $1.5 M|
|Project name||Public EV charging performance study|
|Client name||NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment|
|The Client||The NSW Government has established an array of programs in support of net zero emissions by 2056. These include key pillars such as the Future Transport Technology Roadmap and the Future Transport 2056 strategy. The 2056 strategy sets the 40-year vision, directions and principles for customer mobility in NSW, guiding transport investment over the longer term. It is focused on 6 principles:
In March 2020, Matt Kean MP, announced the first stage of the Net Zero Plan focused on the period 2020 – 2030. The Net Zero Plan Stage 1: 2020-2030 is the foundation for NSW’s action on climate change and goal to reach net zero emissions by 2050. It outlines the NSW Government’s plan to grow the economy, create jobs and reduce emissions over the next decade.
|Product or services provided||Electric vehicle and charger testing||Client industry||Government|
|The Brief||As part of the NSW Net Zero 2050 plan, the NSW Government is undertaking a study to analyse charging performance of BEVs under different public, fast charging scenarios with the objective of disseminating information on BEV charging performance. This information will assist drivers in understanding and planning for publicly charging their vehicle and creating a reliable data-set for internal decision making within the Department of Planning Industry and Environment (DPIE).
|The Approach||Evenergi brought together key industry partners NRMA, Tesla, Hyundai, Chargefox and Geotab to coordinate and deliver a complex vehicle and charger testing regime. A carefully crafted testing regime was undertaken to deliver raw charging and driving performance data via charger-side and vehicle-side data collection. Detailed and time-stamped performance attributes were extracted to deliver clear insights into AC and DC public charger performance across different vehicles and charger power.
|The Result||Evenergi’s abilities to synthesise bulk data provided detailed insights into public charging performance across different vehicles and charger power levels. These insights were presented in raw form and further synthesized into key messaging for public consumption.|
|Project name||State wide charging infrastructure plan|
|Client name||South Australian Department of Energy and Mining|
|The Client||The Department for Energy and Mining (DEM) is the State’s economic development agency responsible for investment attraction, management and regulation of South Australia’s energy and mineral sectors. The focus of the Department is to deliver affordable, reliable and secure energy supplies in a transitioning national energy market while responsibly unlocking the value and opportunities of our mineral and energy resources.|
|Product or services provided||ZET Advisory||Client industry||Government|
|The Brief||The SA DEM needed Evenergi to determine and present a report on the minimum level of coverage and the minimum number of stations – by location – that would be required to achieve a level of state wide coverage. These findings would need to effectively mitigate regional charging as a barrier for metropolitan and regional community EV uptake.|
|The Approach||Evenergi conducted a thorough analysis of the state transport network to determine the appropriate scope and design for public charging infrastructure state-wide, that would remove the perception and reality of charging as a barrier to EV uptake.
The report also focused on what the appropriate role for government is in this space, and was designed to inform a Cabinet Submission for funding consideration. Steps included:
|The Result||The report developed by Evenergi has become a keystone in SA Government’s policy setting and planning to boost electric vehicle uptake in the state. It will unlock $20M of private and public funding over the next five years. Feedback from client and Cabinet was that it was a “seminal” piece of work.|
|Project name||Charging the regions|
|Client name||Gippsland Climate Group|
|The Client||Gippsland Climate Group was funded by the Victorian State Government and comprises five local governments. The group of councils were looking to understand the potential investment in charging infrastructure.|
|Product or services provided||ZET Advisory
|The Brief||As well as understanding the potential investment in charging infrastructure, Gippsland Climate Group wanted to also identify the potential business models they could adopt to gain investment from grants, private sector or as a commercial enterprise directly.|
|The Approach||Evenergi was commissioned to create a regional charging infrastructure plan across a large part of regional Victoria. The project involved working closely with councils to understand:
As a result, Evenergi provided
|The Result||Evenergi developed a regional charging infrastructure plan based on a range of inputs. We worked closely with key personnel within each council to ensure a foundation of capability was being seeded, finally presenting train-the-trainer workshops to support overall skills as well as alignment across the region.
The report is currently being lodged to await for significant funding from the state government and has helped with attracting private investment.