Latest findings from Electric Nation to be presented at Balancing Act, 21 November 2018

The latest learnings from the Electric Nation project will be presented at Western Power Distribution’s Balancing Act Conference, which takes place in Bristol on 21 November 2018.

Electric Nation at Balancing Act Nov 2018

At 10.30am Nick Storer from EA Technology – Electric Nation’s project manager – will share what is known so far about participant customer research, along with other learning from the project. The presentation will be introduced by Ricky Duke – Innovation & Low Carbon Networks Engineer, WPD.

This Balancing Act Conference will be focusing on Electric Vehicles.

The UK Government is committed to the electrification of transport and a zero emission future. Progress towards this mission has already seen a significant investment into low carbon vehicles, grants and schemes, and the installation of charge points across the UK.

The impact of the adoption of electrification of transport is widespread and this conference will provide an opportunity to discuss the challenges that electricity networks are facing, and the solutions WPD is working towards.

The conference will also provide an opportunity to explore the latest learnings from WPD’s electric vehicle and innovation projects related to EVs.

Networking opportunities and Q&A sessions will also be available throughout the day.

The agenda includes:

09.30  Registration & refreshments

10.00  Adapting the electricity network for EV uptake

Roger Hey – Future Networks Manager, WPD

10.30  The latest learnings from the Electric Nation project

Nick Storer, EA Technology

11.40  Panel Session – Making owning an EV simple and easy

13.00  LV Connect & Manage project – Optimising the grid, homes and EVs

Samuel Jupe, Nortech Management Limited

14.00  Future WPD projects and plans – EV data, filling stations and on-street      charging

Gill Nowell, ElectraLink

Max Hudson, IBM

Ricky Duke – Innovation & Low Carbon Networks Engineer, WPD

14.30  WPD Panel of experts – Q&A from the day

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