All welcome for an afternoon of CPD sessions and networking
12.00 noon – Registration
12.30pm – Lunch (hot meal)
EV Charging: CPD Papers:-
1.30pm – EV Future Developments
1.55pm – Connecting EV Chargers / Changes to Connection Rules
The National Grid is the Distribution Network Operator for the South West, South Wales and Midlands areas of the UK. They are planning to support Net Zero ambitions and allow our customers to connect low carbon EVs, Heating and Generation to the network and are building now to be ready for Net Zero in 2050 and are making innovative changes to conventional design approaches. At a very local level all new home service cables installed by National Grid are now “three phase” and offer the potential of three times the capacity of their predecessors. They have solutions to add capacity to car parks in a similar scale to the capacity of a whole housing estate and at the bigger end of our provision we can offer a compact version of a substation that feeds a whole town to Motorway Service Areas who will need these larger capacities in the future. The changes that are being made at a national level by our regulator, Ofgem, to remove many of the reinforcement cost signals that have been a feature of connections will also be explained. The ambition is to make the network easier to connect to.
2.30pm – Lamppost EV Charging – Myths V Reality
Lamppost EV charging is a mature technology that has been in use for over six years in the UK and accounts for over 80% of charge points in Councils with some of the best charging infrastructure coverage. However, outside of London, it has not been widely or enthusiastically adopted. This presentation will look at the advantages and disadvantages of column mounted charging with regards to convenience, cost, carbon footprint and the reduction of street clutter for on-street residential EV charging.
3pm – Questions
4pm – Close