Jackson Cutsor, analyst for power distribution systems in the Business & Technology Solutions Group at Burns & McDonnell, looks into the challenges of electrification of vehicles in houses in multiple occupation.
The UK will need 20 million ‘mini power stations’ to reach its net zero energy goals, with the need to create a policy framework for technologies like solar PV and energy storage an immediate priority, a group convened in parliament this week heard.
Ofgem and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have described flexibility as ‘crucial’ to the evolution of energy networks in an open letter to the Energy Networks Association (ENA).
Current± talks to Tom Pakenham, director of electric vehicles at energy tech firm Kaluza, about the obstacles to energy flexibility, the need for DNOs to progress in their thinking around EVs and whether or not the industry itself is innovating fast enough.
UK Power Networks (UKPN) is to trial smart charging across 300 electric car chargepoints using OVO Group’s smart energy platform, Kaluza.
Nominations for the inaugural Electric Vehicle Innovation and Excellence Awards (EVIEs) are now open, and throughout the summer Current± will be profiling each of this year’s categories.
Electricity generated from renewables almost doubled nuclear as coal fell to a record low in the second quarter of this year, EnAppSys found.
Flexibility providers called on by National Grid ESO jumped into action last week in response to grid frequency falling to 49.59Hz.
Stephen Cirell and Geraint Lewis examine the need for an overhaul of motoring taxation as EV uptake skyrockets, and some of the potential solutions the government may well consider.