The Electrifying Future: EVs, Power Resilience, and the Role of Digital Twins

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We are already in the middle of the electric vehicle (EV) revolution with promises of cleaner air and a better tomorrow. In this blog post we will dive deeper into EV charging, looking at emergency backup power opportunities, challenges of charging in remote areas, and cutting-edge advancements in charging infrastructure – including the rise of digital twins and predictive maintenance.

EV Power Beyond the Roads

One of the most promising developments is the ability to leverage EV batteries for emergency backup power. During outages, these batteries can act as lifelines, keeping homes and businesses operational. This not only enhances grid resilience but also benefits areas prone to natural disasters or disruptions.

How It Works: EV batteries boast impressive energy storage capacity. By connecting them to a home or business through a bidirectional charger, the batteries can feed power back into the building’s electrical system during outages. This provides a temporary power source and reduces strain on the grid during peak vulnerability.


  • Enhanced Resilience: EVs ensure critical services remain operational during outages.
  • Cost Savings: Utilizing stored energy during peak hours can lower electricity bills.
  • Sustainability: This approach leverages existing EV infrastructure, promoting renewable energy integration.
Charging Challenges in Remote Areas

While EV adoption is on the rise, charging them in remote areas remains still challenging. Current infrastructure often falls short, leading to “range anxiety” and limiting long-distance travel with EVs.

Current Limitations:

  • Infrastructure Gaps: Many remote areas lack sufficient charging stations.
  • Power Supply Issues: Remote locations may have limited access to the robust power supply needed for fast chargers.
  • Maintenance Concerns: Ensuring reliable operation of charging stations in remote areas can be challenging.
Innovation in EV Charging Infrastructure

Significant advancements are happening in EV charging, bringing improvements to efficiency, reliability, and user experience. BaseN empowers InterControl to be a key player in this innovation, constantly evolving its solutions to keep pace with the latest developments.

Key Innovations:

  • Fast Charging: Development of ultra-fast charging stations that significantly reduce charging times.
  • Smart Charging Networks: Implementing intelligent systems that optimize charging based on grid demand and energy availability.
  • Integration with Renewable Energy: Solutions that enable the use of solar and wind power for EV charging, promoting sustainability.
The Rise of Digital Twins and Predictive Maintenance

Beyond the innovations mentioned above, the concept of digital twins is emerging as a game-changer in EV charging infrastructure management. A digital twin is a virtual master of a physical system, in this case, a charging station. By leveraging sensor data and machine learning, digital twins can predict potential issues before they occur, enabling proactive maintenance and minimizing downtime. This translates to a more reliable and efficient charging network for users.

Intercontrol’s Focus on Continuous Innovation

Intercontrol prioritizes rapid innovation to ensure their technology remains at the forefront. By continuously updating their offerings, they contribute to future-proofing the EV charging infrastructure, making it not only more efficient but also user-friendly.

Investing in the Future: Why Businesses Should Consider EV Charging Infrastructure

For businesses considering investments in EV charging infrastructure, the future is bright. As EV adoption continues to surge, so does the need for charging stations. Investing in this infrastructure aligns with global sustainability goals and regulations, making it a sound long-term decision.

Intercontrol’s Recommendations for Businesses:

  • Plan for Scalability: Ensure your infrastructure can accommodate increasing demand.
  • Leverage Incentives: Take advantage of government programs that subsidize EV infrastructure development.
  • Focus on User Experience: Prioritize ease of use and reliability to attract more customers.
A Brighter, More Sustainable Future

The future of EVs is electrifying, with advancements in battery technology and charging infrastructure paving the way for a more sustainable and resilient energy landscape. By utilizing EV batteries for emergency backup power, addressing charging challenges in remote areas, and embracing innovations like digital twins and predictive maintenance, we can unlock the full potential of electric vehicles.

What’s Happening in Electric Vehicle Charging? - Podcast

BaseN’s Sales Manager Juudit Ojansivu sits down with InterControl’s Sales & Product Manager Timo Kulkki to talk about the current status and future trends of the EV charging infrastructure field. No matter if you are an EV driver and just want to learn more about the chargers in the market or if you are a provider in need of more EV charging stations, this podcast is for you. 

Join us to listen BaseN Podcast where Timo Kulkki from InterControl shares his insights on the future of EV charging.

Guest: Timo Kulkki
Title: Sales & Product Manager
Organization: InterControl


This episode is also on Spotify

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