A combination of residential solar, storage and smart controls could "dramatically reduce" the evening peak.
Peak energy demand will rise by up to 50% in the next 30 years in the North West, according to Electricity North West’s annual Distribution Future Electricity Scenarios (DFES) publication.
Net zero will require ‘immediate’ action across all policy areas and technologies, according to National Grid ESO’s latest forecasts.
The increased peak demand from as many as 11 million electric vehicles on UK roads by 2030 could be just 8GW thanks to the use of smart charging technologies, according to National Grid’s latest forecasts.
Car manufacturer Renault has created a new energy subsidiary which will create smart charging networks, explore vehicle-to-grid (V2G) solutions and utilise second-life EV batteries for stationary energy storage projects.