EA Technology celebrates its 50th Anniversary on 16th September!
The company’s Open Day on 16 September will showcase the Electric Nation project, with a range of electric vehicles on display alongside the project’s EV demand control test rig. Featured vehicles will include the Tesla Model X SUV and Tesla Model S, as well as the Vauxhall Ampera and BMW i3.
EA Technology is the recognised UK authority on the impact of electric vehicles (EVs) on the electricity network, and the pioneer of smart solutions to mitigate this impact. Government bodies and major organisations in the low carbon vehicle sector seek advice and knowledge from EA Technology on all related aspects of EVs and the grid. EA Technology’s landmark My Electric Avenue project found that across Britain, 32% of local electricity networks (312,000 circuits) will require intervention when 40% – 70% of customers have EVs due to the increased demand; new demand control technology could reduce the cost of managing this by around £2.2 billion up to 2050; the vast majority of customers in the trials accepted having their EV charging remotely controlled and cycled.
EA Technology is now a lead partner in Electric Nation, the world’s largest EV trial that will revolutionise domestic plug-in vehicle charging. By engaging up to 700 plug-in vehicle drivers in trials, the project is answering the challenge regarding the capacity of some local electricity networks as the numbers of EVs rise. Electric Nation is pioneering our electric future.
EA Technology’s first 50 years can be characterised by just one word: innovation. The company was established in 1966 to advance the science and engineering in the distribution and use of electricity.
EA Technology’s future is bright and is likely to be characterised by continued innovation, whether in geographic development or in the solutions we develop and deliver. Without question, the energy sector is one of the most exciting areas for innovators in the world right now. The challenge of reducing energy costs, increasing reliability of supply and reducing carbon emissions, combine to create a fertile landscape for the amazingly creative and motivated people of EA Technology. Consumer electronics have delivered huge advances in communications and sensing which will progressively migrate into utility operations. Distributed intelligence will drive a re-skilling of its workforce. Integration into multi-vector energy management across heating, gas, electricity and transport will drive the development of new systems and technologies. Localisation of energy generation, distribution and consumption will see changes in the structure of the market place.
EA Technology’s future vision, based on our rich heritage, is ambitious and it will continue to embrace the challenges ahead. Here’s to the next 50 years of innovation!
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