Madrid, (EFE).- 25% of the electric charging points in service stations of the member companies of the Association of Oil Operators (AOP) are not operational due to permit or legalization problems.
According to the AOP, one of the main barriers is the delay of electricity distributors.
Luis Travesedo, president of the association of which the companies BP, Cepsa, Galp, Gunvor, Repsol and Saras are members, has attended the congressional subcommittee to study the deployment and installation of electric and hydrogen recharging infrastructures, who wants to assess the barriers to its implementation.
In addition, 80% of those projected and already installed have yet to obtain some type of permit.
Travesedo has highlighted, as the main barriers to the installation of charging points, the negotiations with electricity distribution companies, as well as obtaining licenses, permits and authorizations, which depend on the General Directorate of Highways and the autonomous communities.
In addition, it has indicated that the installation of ultra-fast charging points should be prioritized.
AOP requests shortened deadlines for connection to the electricity grid
Regarding the negotiations with the electricity distributors, AOP has requested that the abbreviated procedure deadlines be applied to obtain permits for access and connection to the electricity grid, so that the distributor has one month for the initial and final response. .
AOP proposes that maximum deadlines for resolution and not for response be set.
In addition, Travesedo has said that the planning of the deployment of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles requires greater transparency about the power available in each area of the network and believes that it would be positive to implement a consultation system to find out about them.
Regarding the streamlining of administrative procedures (licences, permits and authorizations), AOP proposes various measures, such as a provisional authorization of the installation while the final one is resolved, the definition of “easily removable installation” or replacing the approval with a responsible declaration when possible.
In addition, the association considers it necessary for the legalization process specific to each autonomous community to become electronic throughout the territory.
The AOP companies have more than 6,000 service stations, a place that the association considers ideal for guaranteeing access to charging points for electric cars as they are distributed throughout the national territory.