The Golfclub Anderstein success story
27 holes in a lush nature reserve. Golfclub Anderstein is one of the biggest and greenest golf courses in The Netherlands. Located in the Anderstein area, the golf course is surrounded by endangered species of plants and animals. To preserve this unique land, the golfclub is actively involved in creating more space and amenities to nourish these flora and fauna.
Golfclub Anderstein is certified by the international Golf Environment Organisation (GEO). In addition to flora and fauna, the club personally monitors its energy- and water consumption, its pesticides, and its waste management. All of this is carefully conducted by a group of passionate volunteers that have been actively contributing to the well-being of the golf course and its surrounding nature for years.
Why is Golfclub Anderstein going electric?
Since 2016, Golfclub Anderstein is sporting 6 electric vehicle charging ports at its parking lot. “Many of our club members were asking for charging ports back then. Plus the club configured it’d make a nice addition to our sustainability efforts too,” says Karin Eliëns, the club manager. The golfclub’s charging ports have been a point of interests ever since. Even staff and visitors from other workplaces in the area, drop by the golf course to fill up their electric car.
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The role of charging infrastructure in driving mobility
Golfclub Anderstein's charging ports are configured with EV-Box’ Smart Charging technology. Smart Charging defines a set of technical configurations that enable EVBox charging stations to act on user behaviour and the availability of power per location.
At the golfclub, Smart Charging helps to distribute the electrical capacity proportionally over its 6 charging ports. This should keep the power consumption within the club’s guidelines. In addition, it helps the golfclub to get the most out of its charging facility, with significant savings in times of peak demand and high electricity rates. For a place like Golfclub Anderstein that prioritises the sustainable use of energy, Smart Charging has become an indispensable tool. As Michiel Koning, Project initiator at Golfclub Anderstein explained:
"We opted for EVBox because it offers personal, supporting services, even after the installation has taken place. We’ve been able to save ourselves lots of administration thanks to EVBox, since it takes care of all the credit and debit invoicing digitally. It’s a full package, at a competitive price. We hope that soon, charging fees such as rate per minute, start rate and kWh-rate, will become visible in all of the charging port locator apps.”