Siemens equips Infinity Tower in Portugal with 200 charging points

The Infinity Tower, one of the tallest residential buildings in the Portuguese capital Lisbon, now features 200 VersiCharge wallboxes by Siemens and an intelligent charging management system.

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The wallboxes are distributed over six “charging islands” on three floors. A picture accompanying the press release shows a charger with a Type 2 socket. Siemens also offers the wallbox with a permanent type 2 cable. The VersiCharge can provide charging capacities of up to 22 kW. It is not clear from the press release whether all 200 charging points in the Infinity Tower have this power or are throttled.

Siemens merely states that the “integrated EV charging solution was customised by Siemens engineering and software teams in Portugal.” That will enable dynamic and intelligent charging management on site. The dashboards are designed to provide building managers and operators with a comprehensive overview of individual chargers and allow real-time energy consumption monitoring. “Precise reports per apartment based on monthly consumption are produced, facilitating optimisation of the building’s energy performance,” Siemens continues.

In addition to the wallboxes, the order thus also included the delivery of the “highly scalable SICAM Dynamic Load Management (DLM),” which is based on the SICAM A8000 energy automation platform, a modular device series for telecontrol and grid automation applications “in all areas of energy supply.” SICAM DLM is, as the name suggests, a management system for charging stations. It can receive grid-limiting signals from distribution system operators (DSOs) and integrate local decentralised energy resources (DER) and energy storage systems.

According to Siemens, the Infinity Tower has a corresponding energy management system that can integrate photovoltaics, other renewable energy sources and energy storage systems. The system will also be equipped with the latest cybersecurity functions.

“Real estate activity has a considerable impact both environmentally and socially on the community. Infinity is a project of immense pride to us, and an important reference of our digital transformation. We are glad to have collaborated with Siemens to create a sustainable building for tomorrow,” says José Cardoso Botelho, CEO of Vanguard Properties, owner of the Infinity Tower. Markus Mildner, CEO eMobility at Siemens Smart Infrastructure, adds: “Managing EV charging infrastructure via intelligent load management is crucial for sustainable energy systems and grid stability.”

As part of Portugal’s recovery and resilience plan, the goal is to promote economic growth and make the country fit for the future. The plan envisages the installation of 15,000 charging stations for electric vehicles by 2025. The Infinity Tower has high-quality condominiums owned by Vanguard Properties in Sete Rios, Campolide, Lisbon. With 26 floors above ground, 195 flats and 352 parking spaces spanning more than 50,000 square metres, it is one of the largest residential construction projects in the city. The Infinity Tower focuses on environmental technology and sustainability and is considered the tallest and most striking residential building in the centre of Lisbon.


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