Colruyt Group's Eoly Chosen To Supply Green Power To Flanders
Belgium's Colyruyt Group has announced that Eoly, the retailer’s renewable energy producer, has been chosen to supply green power to the first public charging station network in Flanders.
The Flemish Government issued an order that charging station operator Allego is to install 2,500 charging stations by 2020, 650 of which will be rolled out this year. Eoly will supply the entire network.
The move comes following the Flemish Government’s desire to promote electric driving to enhance its ‘Clean Power for Transport’ plan.
Dirk Thys, account manager at Allego, said, "The aim is for every Flemish municipality to have at least one charging station. [...] We will install the stations spread over a period of four years. The first was symbolically switched on in Ostend in May, the rest will now follow rapidly."
Colruyt reports that the best locations for the new charging stations were decided after careful analysis, independent studies and experiences abroad.
Thomas Decamps, Sourcing & Supply manager at Eoly, said, "This partnership with Allego is a nice step in the development of our activities on the B2B market.
"We are very pleased to be able to supply the very first public charging station network in Flanders with our sustainable power. It allows us to contribute to the development of sustainable mobility and help reduce CO2 emissions."
Eoly has been supplying Colruyt with green power since 2013, and has recently started to focus on the external market. The retailer said that companies with a consumption over 50 MWh a year can go to the energy supplier for '100% sustainable energy, locally generated with wind turbines, solar panels and combined heat/power'.
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