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Electric Nation to present at the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference

Western Power Distribution’s and EA Technology’s Electric Nation and OpenLV projects are being presented at the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference (COP23), 6 to 17 November in Bonn. The Electric Nation and OpenLV presentations are taking place on 9 November. The Government has a UK Pavilion within the Bonn Zone at the conference. On the […]

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Electric Nation Article Energy World Nov 17

Electric Nation featured in Energy World

Electric Nation has been featured in the November 2017 issue of Energy World magazine. The 2,000 word article provides all the information you need to know about the Electric Nation project and smart charging. Titled ‘Energy use in transport: EV charging and how this would impact the grid’, the feature looks at National Grid’s ‘Future […]

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Electric Nation presents at the LowCVP Seminars at Energy 2017

Dave Roberts and Mike Potter, both from Electric Nation, presented at a LowCVP seminar entitled ‘The Electric Vehicle Revolution: Managing Impacts on the Powergrid’ which preceded the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership’s (LowCVP) Low Carbon Champions Awards dinner. Dave and Mike contributed to the debate about whether the UK’s electricity grid can cope with increasing numbers […]

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Balancing Act 2017

Electric Nation at WPD’s Balancing Act Conference

A presentation about Electric Nation, providing information for the first time about the project’s Network Assessment Tool, was delivered at Western Power Distribution’s Balancing Act Conference which took place in London on 5 October 2017. The ‘Future Networks – A Balancing Act’ event was held at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge, organised by WPD’s Innovation […]

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Electric Nation Smart Charging Trial

RESEARCH SHOWS THAT SMART CHARGING CAN BE KEY SOLUTION TO CHALLENGE OF NETWORK DEMAND FROM EVS

Initial findings of Electric Nation trial suggest that smart charging can be a key solution to the impact of increasing numbers of EVs on the electricity network Vehicle to grid charging – soon to be trialled as part of the Electric Nation project – will provide further help The main issue around grid capacity relates […]

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Electric Nation at LCV2017

Visit Electric Nation at LCV2017

Electric Nation has a stand at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV2017) event which takes place on 6 & 7 September at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire. Mark Dale from Western Power Distribution and Esther Dudek from EA Technology will also be giving a talk about the project, with a focus on presenting the real […]

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Electric Nation Smart Charger Milton Keynes

Smart charging provides solution to challenge of electric vehicles creating extra peak electricity demand by 2050

National Grid’s ‘Future Energy Scenarios’ report includes scenario where EVs create an extra 30 per cent peak electricity demand This challenge can be addressed by smart charging, currently being trialled by the Electric Nation project Former Mayor of Milton Keynes delighted with free smart charger provided by Electric Nation Electric vehicles could create an additional […]

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Electric Nation smart charging

Electric vehicles and the UK’s ability to charge them – comment from Electric Nation

Significant announcements made this week about an accelerated move to electric cars The UK’s local electricity networks can cope with the increase in electric vehicles, but smart ‘managed’ charging will be required Electric Nation, the world’s largest project of its kind, is trialling a smart charging solution The last week has seen an explosion of […]

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Electric Nation featured in Electrical Energy Storage magazine

The Electric Nation project has been featured in Electrical Energy Storage (EES) magazine. The article explains how an electric vehicle can more than double the demand on the local electricity network from a home when charging at peak times. If many homes in a local area adopt EVs, and they all charge at peak times, […]

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Electric Nation smart charger Nottingham

Nottingham gets its first electric vehicle home smart charger

A Nottingham resident has become the first person in the city to have a free home smart charger installed for his electric car through the Electric Nation project National Clean Air Day (15 June) promotes ways to improve local air quality, including increased take-up of electric vehicles Former US vice president turned eco activist Al […]

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