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Reference Number NIA_SSEN_0046
Title Local Electric Vehicle Energy Loop (LEVEL)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Transport) 50%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 50%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 50%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Technology acceptance) 50%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
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Scottish and Southern Energy plc
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 April 2020
End Date 01 October 2021
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £320,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region Scotland
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Scottish and Southern Energy plc (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Scottish and Southern Energy plc (0.000%)
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Objectives The method will follow the stages outlined below:Stage 1 – Define & Procure Portable EV ChargersThis stage will define the standard and specification for the portable charging devices taking into consideration the requirements of all key stakeholders. The chargers will be procured as part of a call to innovation tender.Stage 2 – Operational DemonstrationThis stage will outline how the chargers will be demonstrated against the sampled use cases and will include a live demonstration. Stage 3 – Commercial Model DevelopmentIt may not be appropriate for SSEN to own the portable chargers; this phase will act as a stage gate to decide if the standard and specification developed in Stage 1 for the portable chargers is viable for wider roll out and provide recommendations for adoption of future roll outs via development of a commercial ownership model which will include a case benefits analysis.If applicable, this stage will explore development of a new or existing app such as the SSENs Power Track to show Electric Vehicle drivers the location of the portable chargers as well as understanding how its use can be priortised for our Priority Service Register customers.Stage 4 – ClosureThe final stage will either pass ownership of the portable chargers to a third party leading on from stage 3 or transfer into Business as Usual (BAU) for operation. Learnings from the project will be disseminated to local and national stakeholders as well as network licensees. This project will be collaborating and consulting with stakeholders such as Transport for Scotland, Scottish Government, local authorities and councils etc. All these stakeholders have significant knowledge and experience in their respective areas, which will help to ensure that the device is relevant and reflective of their needs. The project will capture benefits for GB as a whole, from both a network planning and local stakeholders perspective. 1 Identify detailed use cases for these mobile charge points which will include cases where there is a need to coordinate their connection and operation with constrained networks.2 Develop a standard and specification for portable temporary EV chargers with key external stakeholders to assist with network resilience and meet short term demand. 3 Procure and demonstrate an agreed specification for portable EV charger. 4 Identify the challenges of providing short term access to the network for temporary EV charging, including any regulatory changes that would be required to facilitate it.5 Develop a commercial ownership model including a cost benefits analysis to understand the viability of wider roll out and adoption.
Abstract This project will be supported and delivered in conjunction with the Scottish EV Strategic Working Group and will develop a standard and specification of temporary and portable EV charging infrastructure devices to provide provisional capacity to meet short term demand in a location.
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Added to Database 02/11/22