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My Electric Avenue (I2EV) - Finale Event Highlights

8th February, 2016

My Electric Avenue presents interviews with the speakers at the Finale Event held on December 3rd, 2015 at The Institution of Mechanical Engineers in London.

My Electric Avenue Finale Event Highlights

19th January, 2016

My Electric Avenue presents interviews with the speakers at the Finale Event held on December 3rd, 2015 at The Institution of Mechanical Engineers in London.

It’s Thank You and Goodbye from My Electric Avenue – please contact us if you would like to be kept informed of future developments

11th December, 2015

The My Electric Avenue project has now ended – if you would like to be kept informed of future developments, such as a proposed Automotive-Utilities Task Force, please email myelectricavenue@eatechnology.com or phone 0151 339 4181.

My Electric Avenue at the Low Carbon Networks & Innovation Conference

11th December, 2015

My Electric Avenue attended the Low Carbon Networks & Innovation Conference at ACC Liverpool on 24-26 November 2015. With over 1000 delegates from 23 different countries and over 70 exhibitors, the LCNI Conference was the UK's largest smart grid event for 2015.

Keep updated about My Electric Avenue’s Automotive-Utilities Task Force ‘legacy initiative’

11th December, 2015

My Electric Avenue has highlighted the fact that communication takes place within the energy industry, and within the automotive industry, but little communication takes place between the two, and that is exactly what needs to happen to successfully address the issue of lack of capacity in some local electricity networks for electric vehicle charging.

How local electricity networks can cope with charging clusters of electric vehicles: My Electric Avenue’s final results reveal all…

4th December, 2015

• Across Britain 32% of local electricity networks (312,000 circuits) will require intervention when 40% - 70% of customers have EVs

• New technology could reduce the cost by around £2.2 billion up to 2050

Can local electricity networks cope with charging clusters of electric cars? Find out at My Electric Avenue's ‘Turning the Corner’ event, 3 December 2015, Westminster.

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 and EA Technology win Northern Automotive Alliance Innovation Award

16th November, 2015

EA Technology has won the Northern Automotive Alliance (NAA) Innovation Award 2015, sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover, for its My Electric Avenue project.

My Electric Avenue is a pioneering project that has been examining the impact of electric vehicles (EVs) on the local electricity network as sales of EVs continue to rise. The project has been addressing two key, previously unanswered questions:
• Can local electricity networks cope when large numbers of EVs are charged at peak times?
• If not, what can we do about it?

My Electric Avenue participant charging an all-electric Nissan LEAF

My Electric Avenue trials new technology to help electricity companies manage the demands from increase in EVs

14th September, 2015

• My Electric Avenue’s 18 month trial shows that some local electricity networks will require upgrades to help manage the increase in demand that comes with more and more people changing over to electric vehicles (EVs)

• Traditionally, this would mean the replacement of underground cables in the street, however My Electric Avenue has been trialling a lower cost solution to this in the form of innovative new technology called ‘Esprit’

My Electric Avenue trial participants drive to the moon and back eight times in their Nissan LEAFs

9th July, 2015

My Electric Avenue, a pioneering project examining if local electricity networks can cope with charging a cluster of electric vehicles (EVs) at peak times, has provided a taste of some of its data at the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Conference in London.

The project is now entering its reporting phase and it already has some interesting facts and figures, including that the trial participants have driven their Nissan LEAF EVs more than 2.7 million km in less than 18 months – almost the equivalent of driving to the moon and back eight times.

New additions to our ‘10 Top Tips’ series

15th April, 2015

Following progress to date on the project, My Electric Avenue has released the next in the series of 10 Top Tips: Database Management and Data Monitoring.

Technical trials take ‘Esprit’ to the limits

15th April, 2015

As part of the My Electric Avenue technical trials, Your Homes Newcastle is our only workplace cluster taking part in the trials. As a commercial site, the electricity demand of this cluster is very different to the demands of the other (residential) clusters in the technical trials.

My Electric Avenue in the news

15th April, 2015

March was a busy month for My Electric Avenue in the news and at industry events! New interviews and footage of the technical trial participants in South Shields have been broadcast online and Dave A Roberts, Project Director, represented My Electric Avenue at both a LowCVP Parliamentary Reception and a Society of Motor Manufacturing and Traders (SMMT) event.

EV trials catch attention of international community

15th April, 2015

Learning from the social and technical trials has sparked interest in the international community.

Register for My Electric Avenue Webinar

15th April, 2015

My Electric Avenue held its first webinar on the 24th February 2015, providing an overview of the initial results of Esprit in action over winter. Following the success of this webinar, the project will hold a second session, directed and hosted this time by the University of Manchester.

Trial analysis and Publications gather pace

26th January, 2015

The University of Manchester is providing independent network modelling and analysis of data provided as part of the My Electric Avenue technical and social trials.

Take part in My Electric Avenue’s webinar

26th January, 2015

Following an exciting Christmas and New Year of Esprit activity, My Electric Avenue will be sharing some early results from the winter period by hosting a webinar.

My Electric Avenue tests Esprit over winter

26th January, 2015

My Electric Avenue, the ground-breaking electric vehicle (EV) project led by EA Technology and hosted by Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution (SSEPD), has early signs showing that the Esprit technology is curtailing electric vehicle (EV) charging to protect the low voltage electricity network.

What My Electric Avenue customers really think of Electric Vehicles…

9th October, 2014

It is impossible to test customer-orientated technology without recruiting customers to test it!  As such, our Technical and Social trial participants are hugely important to the My Electric Avenue project and we thank them for their support!

Researchers at De Montfort University are conducting quantitative and qualitative social research over the course of the trial period to understand whether the technology has a noticeable impact on customers and, if so, to understand if it fits in with their daily life?

My Electric Avenue Presents at Low Carbon Network & Innovation (LCNI) Conference

8th October, 2014

My Electric Avenue has been invited to present at this year’s Low Carbon Networks & Innovation (LCNI) Conference at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC). This is the largest  conference on innovation for the industry and an opportunity to explore the initial findings from our flagship Tier 2 LCN Fund project, My Electric Avenue!

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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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