Savon Voima Signs Cooperation Agreement with Fortum Charge & Drive for Electric Vehicle Charging Services
FORTUM PRESS RELEASE 01.06.2017
Savon Voima is building the North Savo EV charging network, and has selected the Fortum Charge & Drive solution for is charging network management. Savon Voima will also provide the opportunity for other pioneering companies and organizations to become an affiliate for the construction of charging points nationwide. The Charge & Drive platform provides high-quality charging services and effortless payment for its customers.
“Savon Voima wants to prepare for the future and support electric car growth in Finland. The charging points to be built this year make it possible to travel throughout the province with an EV. In addition to our own charging points, we will expand our range of services by offering electric car charging points to other companies as well. Now the cooperation with Charge & Drive will ensure that our customers receive all the services they need to charge their electric cars from Savon Voima – now and in the future, “says Arto Sutinen, Managing Director of Savon Voima.
When building electric car charging networks, the physical charging points alone are not enough; it requires and information system for monitoring charge points, billing management, and ensuring smooth customer service.
“We have developed a cloud-based service solution while building 1300 of our own charging points in the Fortum Charge & Drive network in the Nordic countries, and we are happy to provide the service to other companies. Cooperation with Savon Voima is an excellent example of promoting emobility by cooperating with other energy companies,” says Fortum Charge & Drive Sales Director, Sami Saarilahti.
The Fortum Charge & Drive system is suitable for managing a wide range of charging networks. Various functionalities such as customer service, network maintenance and billing solutions can be built on the same system platform. The platform is also flexible, and it is easy to add new solutions as needed.
Savon Voima’s goal is to build a comprehensive EV charging network for its own area of operations, creating and enabling the conditions for the development of low-emission traffic. Fast-charging stations will be deployed along the busiest major routes, where cars can already be charged in half an hour, and in the future even faster than that.
For more information:
Savon Voima, Jere Anttalainen, Expert, 044 723 7151
Fortum Charge & Drive, Sami Saarilahti, Sales Director, +358 40 757 2880
Fortum Charge & Drive
Fortum Charge & Drive is a pioneer in electric vehicle charging and has a network of 1200 affiliated smart chargers in the Nordic countries. Charge & Drive aims to respond to an increasing global demand in emobility, by providing world-class cloud solutions. Charge & Drive Cloud provides an intuitive end user interface and a comprehensive back-end system which supports Charge Point Operators in the remote management of Charging Stations. www.chargedrive.com
Fortum is a leading clean-energy company that provides its customers with electricity, heating and cooling as well as smart solutions to improve resource efficiency. We want to engage our customers and society to join the change for a cleaner world. We employ some 8,000 professionals in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Russia, Poland and India, and 62% of our electricity generation is CO2 free. Fortum’s share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (FORTUM). www.fortum.com
Savon Voima is a diversified energy supply energy group, with 20 owners located mainly in North Savo. The company’s business operations include electricity sales and online services, electricity and district heat production, photovoltaic solutions and a wide range of energy portfolio management services. Our district heat is a genuinely local Savo energy source, where we are responsible for the whole energy chain. The Group’s turnover last year was approximately 185 million euros and it has 180 employees. Together with our partners, we have more than 500 professionals in the community to ensure a smooth everyday life for our customers. Our headquarters is located in the business district of Siilinjärvi Rissala near Kuopio. For more information, visit: www.savonvoima.fi