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Why Electric Vehicles can be a solution to the increasing demand on electricity networks

EVs provide a nationwide battery storage resource which can feed electricity back into the grid during times of peak demand EV owners could be rewarded for providing such a service to the grid Western Power Distribution (WPD) in partnership with CrowdCharge is trialling how such a system could work through the Electric Nation Vehicle to […]

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Electric Nation Vehicle to Grid trial shows that the EV street of the future may be here sooner than we think

Applications to join the Electric Nation Vehicle to Grid (V2G) trial suggest that clustering of electric vehicles (EVs) may already be more common than many people expect. The project aims to demonstrate how V2G technology can provide a solution to potential electricity grid capacity issues as the numbers of EVs increase. Nearly 20% of applicants […]

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New Electric Nation Vehicle to Grid project Launches

Western Power Distribution (WPD), in partnership with CrowdCharge, is today launching the next phase of Electric Nation with a new Vehicle to Grid (V2G) trial across the Midlands, South West and South Wales. The electric vehicle trial is opening up recruitment for domestic V2G users by offering the free installation of smart chargers worth £5,500 […]

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Electric Nation Smart Charged Conference

Electric Nation Smart Charged Conference Review

The Electric Nation Smart Charged Conference, which took place on Tuesday 16 July 2019 at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon, captured the main learning from the three-year home smart charging project in one day. If you missed the event, here’s a summary of some of the key points. Download the presentations from the Smart Charged conference […]

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Electric Nation EV Smart Charging Trial complete

Electric Nation findings call for EV tariffs to save motorists money

One of the key questions about mass electric vehicle (EV) take up is the impact it will have on the grid. At today’s Smart Charged conference at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Electric Nation provides the project’s answers. At the time of its launch, Electric Nation was the world’s largest home smart charging trial with […]

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Agenda announced for Electric Nation ‘Smart Charged’ Conference

The agenda has been announced for the Electric Nation ‘Smart Charged’ Conference taking place on Tuesday 16 July 2019 at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon. Here are the full details:   09:30 – 10:00 Registration and Refreshments   10:00 – 10:10 Welcome and Introduction Roger Hey, WPD DSO Systems & Projects Manager   10:10 – 10:30 […]

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Smart Charged

Smart Charged – The Results of the Electric Nation Smart Charging trial, 16th July 2019

Western Power Distribution and the Electric Nation team will be revealing the findings of their ground-breaking smart charging trial. The conference – ‘Smart Charged – The Results of the Electric Nation Smart Charging trial’ will be held at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon on 16th July 2019. 673 EV drivers were enrolled into this world […]

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Electric Nation WPD workshop

Electric Nation Smart Charging Workshop

In advance of the final learning from the Electric Nation project being released in the coming months, the Electric Nation team from Western Power Distribution and EA Technology held a workshop in early April to discuss the role that EV charging could play in the provision of electricity demand flexibility to help WPD manage its […]

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Electric Nation completes the world’s largest EV Smart Charging trial!

Smart charging can be a key solution to easing the impact of increasing numbers of EVs on the electricity network Initial findings suggest that there is sufficient flexibility in EV home charging behaviours to manage charging away from peak electricity demand periods Electricity Distribution Network Operators have options to influence and, if necessary, manage EV […]

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Electric Nation at Balancing Act Nov 2018

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. 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 […]

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