NKL's working method
The NKL facilitates a number of structural activities centered on information exchange. This means that the NKL is the central point of contact in the Netherlands for matters pertaining to public charging infrastructure.
All projects serve a common interest. The NKL does not have an endowment that allows independent parties to submit an application for funding, and this fact is crucial in the evaluation and approval of project proposals. Such proposals can be presented four times per year to the Advisory Board, which consists of a broad representation of all participants in the NKL: market players, grid managers, energy suppliers, governments and knowledge institutions.
Ideas for projects can be submitted if they meet the following criteria:
- Is there sufficient support – are at least three participants in the NKL behind the proposal?
- Does it make public charging infrastructure more affordable?
- Will the project not serve to distort the market?
- Will the electric car driver benefit?
The NKL facilitates innovative projects by coordinating a three-year research program focused on the pre-competitive aspects of public charging infrastructure. The NKL ensures that relevant research works are selected and formulated. Subsequently, the required research is then carried out under the supervision of the NKL. On behalf of its members and, when necessary, on the basis of its own research, the NKL presents policy recommendations in the field of publicly accessible charging infrastructure.