The project will show how effective demand management using smart chargers is an alternative to costly network reinforcement. It will provide network operators with the information required to obtain a demand management service in the future. The project will also develop a tool that will allow local network operators to identify which parts of their network are likely to be affected by the future adoption of EVs and recommend the most economical solution to solve any issues this could cause.
Project progress and interim learning is published by Western Power Distribution on their website on a quarterly basis (scroll down to “Documents and Links”).
The learning from the smart charging trial is only interim, as the trial is still underway.