Developing electric vehicle markets to deliver change

UK Power Networks is forecasting that up to 2.7 million electric vehicles (EVs) will be connected to its networks by 2028, up from just 150,000 in its regions today. Transport + Energy caught up with the company’s Director of Customer Service, Strategy, Regulation and Information Systems – Suleman Alli – to find out why and how the network operator has been developing and building markets to build confidence in EVs.

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Western Power Distribution outlines plans to expand DSO services

WPD aims to make it easier for third parties to deliver flexibility services, and to promote increased competition and deliver additional network capacity to connect greater volumes of renewable distributed generation (including wind and solar), energy storage solutions, and other low carbon technologies like heat pumps and electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

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The race to electrify transport is on

The UK Climate Change Committee has suggested that the government has ‘ambition but no detailed plans on reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050’. But in May, the electricity regulator Ofgem announced £300 million of investment – part of a larger £40 billion strategy – to get Britain ready for more electric transport and heat. Dr Jon Hiscock, Managing Director of power technology specialist Fundamentals Ltd, examines how the electricity industry is rising to the challenge of electric vehicles.

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