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Charge

Charge will, for the first time, merge transport and electricity network planning to create an over-arching map of where EV charge points will be required and where they can be best accommodated by the electricity grid.

Timescale

January 2019 – December 2022

Project Status

In Progress  

About the Project

About the Project

Charge will accelerate the deployment of public charging infrastructure by bringing together expertise from transport planning, the electricity network and charging solutions. The project will provide insight into where electric vehicle charge points may be needed, and how their use will impact the electricity network.

Whilst it is expected that the majority of EV charging will take place at home and in the work place, there will still be a need for on-street and public charge points. These charge points may be required by those who do not have a driveway – e.g. those who live in flats, apartments or terraced houses. Charging facilities are likely to also be required at public destinations such as leisure and shopping centres, tourist attractions, or filling station forecourts. The project will allow a better understanding of the network impact of different types of charge point, taking into account location, the hardware installed, use patterns and whether flexible connection arrangements can be used. Charge also aims to reduce the length of time that it takes to bring new large-scale charge point schemes to fruition.

Check out the video below for more information on Project Charge:

Interested in learning more about the project? Get in touch via innovate@spenergynetworks.co.uk

Benefits

Benefits

Project Charge will: 

  • Help to develop a new ground-breaking solution for connecting EV charge points to the electricity network in a way that balances network capacity and the needs of the motorist
  • Identify prime locations charge points are likely to be needed
  • Develop an online connection tool that will allow users to assess and select the most appropriate locations for charge points – reducing the administration necessary to connect new charge points and making the rollout of charging infrastructure more efficient for all concerned
  • Allow expansion of the charging infrastructure network at the most sensible locations for the needs of the EV motorist  

Partners

Partners

PTV Group

Strategic transport and scenario planning

Smarter Grid Solutions

Solutions for public EV charging

EA Technology

"ConnectMore" online connection tool

 
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