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Gridserve has relaunched the Electric Highway charging network it recently acquired from Ecotricity under its own branding after beginning a programme to upgrade the network with more advanced and powerful chargers, whilst also announcing plans to spend more than £100 million installing banks of ultrafast chargers at 50 of the locations. Utility Week spoke to the company’s founder and chief executive Toddington Harper.
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Electric vehicle (EV) drivers have told Ofgem of the “significantly different” charging experiences between Scotland and other areas of Great Britain. Utility Week gauges reaction from industry figures to the regulator's qualitative research on the key pain points for EV drivers.
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National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) and Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) have launched a new study looking at how customers respond to price signals when using electric vehicles, heat pumps and batteries. The research will analyse historical data from more than 25,000 households on Octopus Energy’s smart time-of-use tariff, making it the UK’s largest ever study into domestic flexibility.
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Electric vehicles offer energy suppliers a chance to step out of the shadows and have an entirely different relationship with consumers, Ovo Drive managing director Chris Russell tells Utility Week. He believes the winners in this expanding market will be companies that can take all of the complexity away from the consumer.
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Utilities consultancy Reson8 explores how to reduce carbon emissions by 12 per cent from commercial vehicles by making scheduling more efficient. This could cut the fuel needed for journeys to save time, money and carbon.
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An Innovate UK trial to reduce clutter for on-street electric vehicle (EV) charging has gone live. The first chargepoints have been installed as part of the Subsurface Technology for Electric Pathways (STEP) project, funded by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) and delivered by Innovate UK
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EDF has launched a commercial vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging service with Nissan, allowing businesses to sell excess energy back to the grid. Launched through the EDF’s subsidiary Dreev - a joint venture with US-based green energy technology company Nuvve - the offer is available to fleet owners of the Nissan Leaf and e-NV200.
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The Competition and Markets Authority has launched an investigation into the Electric Highway charging network over concerns that its exclusivity agreements with motorway service operators are hindering competition. Gridserve recently relaunched the network after acquiring it from energy supplier Ecotricity and beginning a programme to replace chargers with more modern and powerful units.
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The government has pledged to introduce regulation for smart energy appliances "when Parliamentary time allows". This would set requirements based on the principles of interoperability, data privacy, grid stability and cyber security.
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There is a “severe lack of detail” around how vast numbers of new EVs will be integrated into the energy system, an industry expert has warned. Conor Maher-McWilliams, head of flexibility at technology platform Kaluza, told Utility Week that there is a risk of looking back on the next decade with regret if the government’s transport strategy is not fully joined up.
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Pivot Power has signed a deal with Wartsila to install another 100MW of battery storage at Coventry and Sandwell in the West Midlands. The storage systems, which will each have a capacity of 50MW/100MWh, will form part of the 2GW network of “Energy Superhubs” that Pivot Power plans to build across the UK.
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Legislation this autumn to ensure all private electric vehicle (EV) charging points can operate as smart devices has been promised in the government’s transport decarbonisation plan. The smart mandate will apply to all domestic and workplace chargepoints. However, it will not cover 50kW-plus rapid chargers.
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The sale of all internal combustion engine (ICE) trucks as well as cars and vans will be banned by 2040 under government plans to decarbonise transport, due to be published later today. The strategy is also expected to include further moves to facilitate smart electric vehicle (EV) charging and a zero emissions mandate for auto-manufacturers.
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In our latest review of sector coverage in the national newspapers, the company behind London’s super sewer is seeking to raise water wills to cope with an extra £233 million costs as a result of the pandemic. Meanwhile, an MP is pushing for all new homes and offices to be required to have electric vehicle charging points. The skills shortage in the heat pump market is also debated.
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Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks has outlined some of the key barriers and challenges for vulnerable and disabled drivers looking to make the switch to electric vehicles in a new report. The company said whilst many of the barriers to adoption are similar to those commonly identified by other drivers, there are also a number of additional considerations that need to be addressed. UK Power Networks has also partnered with the charity Motability to understand the needs of disabled EV drivers.
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