The Sun yesterday published an article about the issue of whether “Britain’s electric car revolution could trigger blackouts by overloading our power network”. Fortunately, an answer to this question will be provided at My Electric Avenue’s ‘Turning the Corner’ final dissemination event on Thursday 3rd December 2015 in Westminster.
My Electric Avenue
My Electric Avenue is an Ofgem-funded project that has been carrying out trials to discover the impact that charging clusters of electric vehicles (EVs) might have on local electricity networks at peak times. The event on 3rd December at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in London is being held to communicate the results from the three-year project. The findings of the project have been welcomed by a number of government departments, who will be in attendance at the conference.
The event takes place from 10am – 4pm, with speakers from organisations including EA Technology, the lead for My Electric Avenue; Scottish & Southern Energy Power Distribution; Nissan; and Cenex. There is also a media briefing at 9am. Registration is essential, so if you would like to attend either please contact Gill Nowell on 0151 347 2359 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
My Electric Avenue – the largest EV project of its kind in the UK – has been hosted by Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution and led by EA Technology. It has been funded through Ofgem’s Low Carbon Networks Fund, with in-kind contribution from key partners. Find out more about My Electric Avenue at www.myelectricavenue.info