Delta unveils smart EV charging at Elecrama

  • February 27, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

At February’s Elecrama exhibition in India, Delta showed an IoT-based EV charging station that integrates energy storage, solar PV inverters and infrastructure management so microgrids can provide clean and stable electricity for electric vehicles.

“As a world-class corporate citizen, Delta commonly invests over 8% of its annual revenues into R&D and currently nurtures more than 10,000 R&D engineers around the world to foster innovation,” said Jimmy Yiin, executive vice president of Taiwanese firm Delta. “Moreover, we have also commitment to global sustainability initiatives, such as RE100, which is a promise to power 100% of our global operations with renewable electricity by 2030.”

This business model combines Delta’s environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) endeavours and the deployment of smart energy-saving technology.

At the Elecrama launch, Benjamin Lin, president of Delta Electronics in India, said: “For two decades now, Delta India has built a unique track record. We have cumulatively delivered over 7000 EV chargers to our customers across the country, and the Green EV charging station launched at Elecrama will help accelerate India’s e-mobility transition even further.”

Held from February 18 to 22, Elecrama is India’s most prominent tradeshow for the electrical industry and power sector with more than 1400 exhibitors from over 100 countries and with more than 300,000 visitors.

Delta’s 300m2 stand featured the Green EV charging station and included power conditioning systems with efficiency as high as 97.8% and quick power transfer time less than 34ms, energy storage and solar PV inverters. Delta offers various EV charger options from the 22kW AC Max for residential and commercial applications to the 240kW DC charger for fast charging stations.

The growth in the EV sector in recent years has put focus on the resilience of electricity grids in India. There is a rising need for power requirements and the need to upgrade and enhance transmission and distribution (T&D) systems.

The Green EV charging station can help mitigate the pressure on conventional T&D systems as it focuses on adding distributed energy generation with solar energy and energy storage at or near EV charging stations. This aids in reducing the amount of T&D capacity required on-peak to serve the EV charging-portion of the total peak demand.

EVs that are connected to the grid could be used in lieu of or with electricity storage in emergencies or extreme supply shortages to supply power to the grid.

Delta, founded in 1971, specialises in switching power supplies and thermal management products with a portfolio of smart energy-saving systems in the fields of industrial automation, building automation, telecom power, data centre infrastructure, EV charging, renewable energy, energy storage and display.