Normative Resolution 819 on procedures and conditions for carrying out electric vehicle recharging activities

Last updated: 12 November 2019

The Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (ANEEL) released the first national market regulation on June 19, 2018, Normative Resolution Nº 819.

The regulation establishes the procedures and conditions for carrying out activities related to electric vehicles recharging by concessionaires and license holders of the public electricity distribution service.

It establishes that the installation of a charging station must be previously notified to the energy distributor, in case the installation, individually or in conjunction with other equipment, results in the need to:

I - request for initial supply;

II - increase or reduction of load; or

III - alteration of the voltage level.

The energy distributor may, as it wishes, install recharging stations for public use in its catchment area.

Charging equipment not destined solely for private use must be compatible with public domain open protocols concerning: communication, remote supervision and control.

The number of charging points must match the maximum number of vehicles that may be connected and charged simultaneously.

It is permitted to operate charging points for commercial purposes, at prices freely negotiated.

It is not permitted to inject electricity from electric vehicles into the grid.

End uses covered
  • Transport end-uses
  • Road transport
  • Refuelling