My Electric Avenue Social trials are now closed!
The My Electric Avenue Technical and Social trials are now closed to new applications.
Please note that if you contact the project to submit your interest in taking part from this point, your application will not be processed.
We'd like to thank everyone who has contacted us, or submitted an application to take part in the Technical or Social trials, for their brilliant support and enthusiasm for the My Electric Avenue project.
The project, which is led by EA Technology and hosted by Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution (SSEPD) aims to discover essential learning about managing the local electricity network as sales of cars with ‘plug-in’ capability continue to rise.
You can still sign up for news and updates on the project, including early results and upcoming events
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We’ve now recruited more than ten ‘electric avenues’ – groups, or ‘clusters’, eight of which have ten people or more – where each person will drive an electric car for 18 months to trial a new technology.
We are preparing for when electric cars will be commonplace. The technology will monitor and control the electricity demand from charging electric cars. It is a solution that will save expensive and disruptive work being carried out to upgrade the electricity network and avoid the need for roads to be dug up.
Our ‘technical trials’ are fully subscribed, and although we have reached our minimum recruitment requirements for the Social trials there are still some spaces left, but be quick! they will go fast! For more information, click here
Ofgem, the energy industry regulator, is funding the project through its Low Carbon Networks Fund, supported by Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution, the company that is responsible for maintaining the local electricity network in certain areas in Britain. This will make sure that the lights stay on and that a low carbon, healthy future is possible for all, whilst avoiding unnecessary increases in your electricity bill.
This website provides more information about My Electric Avenue and it will communciate the learning outcomes form the project.
My Electric Avenue is the public identity for the Low Carbon Networks Fund Tier 2 project called 'I2EV'.