Lonneke Driessen

Director Standardization
Open Charge Alliance

The Road to Sustainability With Open Technology – EV Charging

Government, Law & Policy
Wednesday February 8th, 10:35am-11:15am GMT
Westminster, 4th Floor
Lonneke Driessen photo

The Road to Sustainability with Open Technology - EV Charging

Launching OpenUK’s second Blueprint for Sustainability and Open Technology, following its Data Centre Blueprint Patchwork Kilt, this session will look at the content of the EV Charging Blueprint and challenges faced in creating a blueprint and using Open Technology in the EV Charging Arena. The Blueprint process has involved engagement with enterprise, individual experts and across the UK and Devolved Governments.
There will be a particular focus on Standards and the Open Charge Alliance’s Open Standard “OCPP” (Open Charge Point Protocol) standard across the discussion.


Lonneke Driessen-Mutters is Operational Director of the Open Charge Alliance (OCA). OCA is a global consortium of public and private electric vehicle infrastructure leaders that have come together to promote open standards through the adoption of the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP). She is also Director Standardization and Test Lab at ElaadNL, the Dutch Knowledge and Innovation Centre in the field of smart and secure charging infrastructure. Within ElaadNL she is responsible for the EV Charging testing facilities, open standards development, roaming solutions and Public Key Infrastructure solutions. Mrs. Driessen has a longstanding career in the Utility Industry and has operated in key strategic developments, such as market liberalization, smart metering and smart grids before entering the EV charging domain five years ago. She has a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Delft University of Technology.


“2023 promises to be another great year for our Open Charge Point Protocol. In the past few years, we have seen more and more developers, manufacturers, governments, and other organisations dive into open source in general and OCPP in particular for their electric mobility ambitions. In a growing number of countries this open protocol has or will become the go-to standard for EV Charging. We are seeing many start-ups and well-known companies flourish with brand new products and ideas.”