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'The Electric Vehicle Revolution: Managing Impacts on the Powergrid' - LowCVP seminars at Energy 2017 Show prior to Champions Awards

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The LowCVP is to run a series of seminars at the Energy 2017 exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday October 11. The series entitled The Electric Vehicle Revolution: Managing Impacts on the Powergrid will take place during the afternoon immediately preceding the LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards gala dinner at the same venue. Speakers are already confirmed from National Grid, Nissan, EA Technology, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, UK Power Networks and Drive Electric. (NB There are a few funded seats still available on sponsors' tables at the Awards Gala Dinner for quick respondents - more details below!)

The seminars will take place in the HVAC & Energy Hub (in the HVAC 2017 zone, adjacent to Energy 2017).

The afternoon will comprise three half-hour seminars and a longer (one hour) panel session, focusing on issues relating to the impacts of increasing electric vehicle use on the powergrid and how network operators and other stakeholders are preparing for the changes.

The sessions (chaired by LowCVP's Managing Director, Andy Eastlake) are: 

  • 2.30-3.00: Electric vehicle growth projections and impact on power demand. The high-level policy challenges (Andy Eastlake, LowCVP and Liam Lidstone, Energy Technologies Institute)
  • 3.00-3.30: EVs and the grid; views from the energy industry (Marcus Stewart, National Grid; Stewart Reid, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks)
  • 3.30-4.00: Managing power demand from buses, trucks and larger vehicles in commercial premises (Christos Keramanisos, UK Power Networks)
  • 4.00-5.00: Panel session: Managing EV uptake and grid capacity: The role of ‘smart charging’ and energy storage in facilitating mass adoption of EVs in the UK (Dave Roberts, EA Technology; Peter Stephens, Nissan; Mike Potter, Drive Electric)

Energy 2017 (a part of UK Construction Week) is is a show dedicated to renewables, innovation and power solutions within the built environment, including the intersection between mobility/transport and the built sector. 

Registration for the seminar sessions is not required and you can get a free ticket for the Energy Show by visiting the website.

There are a limited number of seats available on sponsors' tables at the Awards dinner, which follows the seminars. LowCVP bulletin subscribers who are interested in attending the dinner on a complimentary basis should send an email to the LowCVP Secretariat here. First come, first served!



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