Institution of Mechanical Engineers, One Birdcage Walk, London SW1H 9IJ
My Electric Avenue’s ‘Turning the Corner’ final dissemination event is an opportunity to share learning and results from the project with stakeholders from across Government, the utilities and automotive sectors. The project aimed to discover essential learning about managing the local electricity network as sales of cars with ‘plug-in’ capability continue to rise.
With this Ofgem Low Carbon Networks Fund project coming to a close at the end of December 2015, this is an opportunity to share learning about the project. Also revealed will be details of a Legacy Initiative that will provide the platform for collaboration between the automotive and utilities sectors.
Speakers from Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution, EA Technology, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Cenex and Nissan will bring the day alive with insight and comment on the future outlook of low carbon vehicles on our electricity networks.
To register attendance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with: your name, organisation, email address, contact telephone number and the sector you represent (utilities / automotive / other – please detail).
My Electric Avenue was led by EA Technology and hosted by Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution (SSEPD) with the aim to discover essential learning about managing the local electricity network as sales of cars with ‘plug-in’ capability continue to rise.
The project's focus has been on how best to manage the network when a large number of Electric Vehicles (EVs) charge in the same street at the same time. It is also the first trial that directly controls domestic EV charging to prevent underground cables, overhead lines and substations being overloaded.
The project has proven a solution that could avoid the need to dig up the roads to install higher capacity electric cables. Over 200 electricity customers have taken part in our trials, each driving an EV and each having access to a charging point. Trial participants’ acceptance of having their EV charging controlled remotely has been gauged through surveys and interviews; the project was able to see how often each person’s EV charge is being switched off by Esprit, and has found out about driving and charging behaviours.