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Agenda announced for Electric Nation ‘Smart Charged’ Conference

Electric Nation smart charging

The agenda has been announced for the Electric Nation ‘Smart Charged’ Conference taking place on Tuesday 16 July 2019 at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon. Here are the full details:

 

09:30 – 10:00

Registration and Refreshments

 

10:00 – 10:10

Welcome and Introduction

Roger Hey, WPD DSO Systems & Projects Manager

 

10:10 – 10:30

The challenge of EV charging to DNOs and introduction to the project

Ricky Duke, WPD Innovation & Low Carbon Network Engineer

Electricity distribution networks were not designed for mass uptake of home EV charging, causing high power demand for many hours. Coincidence of EV charging with winter peak electricity demand could result in the need for network investment as EV uptake reaches significant levels, possibly increasing customer bills and causing significant disruption as this new infrastructure is deployed.

The largest Network Innovation Allowance project to date, Electric Nation, has successfully shown that smart charging coupled with user interaction and time of use tariff based incentives can be a powerful tool that could avoid or a delay the need for network investment as EV uptake and home charging grows over the coming years

 

10:30 – 11:00

Introduction to the Electric Nation Smart Charging Trial

Nick Storer, EA Technology Principal Consultant

Nick adds detail to the trial timeline and address key questions such as:

 

11:00 – 11:15

The CrowdCharge Smart Charging System

Mike Potter, CrowdCharge Chief Executive

Mike will provide an explanation of the CrowdCharge smart charging system used in the trial

 

11:15 – 11:30

Refreshments

 

11:30 – 11:45

The GreenFlux Smart Charging System

Hans de Boer, GreenFlux Chief Executive

Hans will provide an explanation of the GreenFlux smart charging system used in the trial

 

11:45 – 12:15

Charging behaviour findings

Nick Storer, EA Technology Principal Consultant

Nick will address key questions such as:

 

12:15 – 12:45

Trial 1 findings and observations

Esther Dudek, EA Technology Senior Consultant

Nicole McNab, Impact Associate Director

During this first part of the trial, EV drivers were subjected to smart charging to constrain peak demand period EV charging.

 

12:45 – 13:00

Q&A

 

13:00 – 13:45

Lunch & Networking

 

13:45 – 13:55

Electric Nation & V2G

Mike Potter, CrowdCharge Chief Executive

Mike will describe Electric Nation’s mini-trial of domestic V2G

 

13:55 – 14:45

Trial 2 & 3 findings and observations

Esther Dudek, EA Technology Senior Consultant

Nicole McNab, Impact Associate Director

During the second part of the trial, demand management continued, but EV drivers were given the opportunity to use “apps” to allow them to interact with smart charging.

In the third and final part of the trial a financial incentive, in the form of a time of use tariff, was introduced alongside the “apps” to investigate whether cost savings or rewards might make smart charging more acceptable to EV drivers.

 

14:45 – 15:15

Conclusions from the trial and Q&A

Nick Storer, EA Technology Principal Consultant

 

15:15 – 15:30

WPD’s EV Strategy and what comes next

Paul Jewell, WPD DSO Development Manager

 

15:30

Close

 

Download the agenda for ‘Smart Charged’ in PDF format

 

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