The Electric Nation project was presented at the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference (COP23), 6 to 17 November in Bonn. The Government had a UK Pavilion within the Bonn Zone at the conference, and specifically requested Electric Nation’s presence. On the 9 & 10 of November it showcased UK expertise in low carbon innovation, particularly with an energy focus. Mark Dale from Western Power Distribution and Esther Dudek from EA Technology gave presentations on WPD’s innovation projects including Electric Nation and OpenLV in the UK Pavilion.
Mark and Esther’s presentations, part of the UK’s Smart Systems and Flexibility slot, and arranged in partnership with the Department for International Trade, enjoyed an audience which filled the room in the UK Pavilion.
Dave Roberts (EA Technology) and Mike Potter (DriveElectric) 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 of electric vehicles. The different views primarily stem from whether this is looked at from a national or a local perspective; read the full story to discover the definitive answer to this question from both points of view.
A presentation about Electric Nation, which provided 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 division, with an audience primarily comprised of members of the DNO community and the energy industry.
The Electric Nation presentation, delivered by Mark Dale, Innovation Manager, Western Power Distribution, together with Nick Storer and Daniel Hollingworth from EA Technology, explained the need for smart charging as numbers of electric vehicles increase.