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Publicly Accessible Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Regulations, 2021


From: Ministry for Energy, Enterprise, and Sustainable Development
​Published on: ​25 August 2021
​Running till: ​22 September 2021
​Last Updated: ​10 January 2022

Original Consultation

1.        Background

The provisions of Directive 2014/94/EU related to electric vehicle charging are transposed by the Alternative Fuels Order (S.L.460.32) and the Electricity Regulations, 2021.
The proposed Publicly Accessible  Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Regulations aim to provide a holistic framework for the operation of publicly accessible electric vehicle charging infrastructure excluding wireless or induction charging devices, battery exchange devices and infrastructures as well as charging points with a maximum charging power not exceed 3 kW.

The proposed draft regulations include:

      • a requirement to obtain an authorisation from the Regulator for Energy and Water Services to operate publicly accessible charging infrastructure;
      • provisions concerning the electrical safety of the infrastructure, grid connection, metering, pricing, price display and data exchange;
      • provisions for ad hoc charging without the need of a contract, in line with Directive 2014/94/EU;
      • provisions for the possibility of having in place contract-based charging arrangements,  in line with the requirements of Directive 2014/94/EU;
      • provisions for operators of publicly accessible charging points to offer  roaming charging to users  having a contract with other or different EV charging providers.​

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