Electric cars and our power networks: My Electric Avenue event addresses the issue raised by The Sun

1st December, 2015

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 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 event.

 

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 both for the main event and the media briefing; if you would like to attend either please contact Gill Nowell on 0151 347 2359 or at myelectricavenue@eatechnology.com

 

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.

The My Electric Avenue Project was delivered between January 2013 and December 2015 by EA Technology on behalf of Scottish and Southern Energy Networks (SSEN) as part of the Low Carbon Networks (LCN) Fund suite of innovation projects. As the Project is now complete, this webpage will no longer be updated, however you can learn more about the work undertaken by EA Technology at www.eatechnology.com and SSEN at www.ssepd.co.uk/Home.

For details of My Electric Avenue's legacy iniatives, visit the webpages for the Smart EV Project and the EV Network Group

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