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UK energy supplier takes step to necessary overhaul of EV charging

Centrica’s smart grid expansion continues this week, after the UK energy supplier announced a trial project with national car park operator NCP, to deploy EV charging points aimed at professional drivers that need to charge in public places. It’s a promising first step, but parking infrastructure globally will need to be overhauled to accommodate EV demands. To this end, multi-storey carparks are excellent candidates for becoming major grid-scale assets to utilities and energy firms. If the appropriate vehicle-to-grid (V2G) infrastructure can be installed, these buildings become largescale storage batteries – able to charge and discharge as needed, to accommodate local grid conditions. As EV charging is thought to be a looming headache for electricity providers, being able to schedule their…

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