A recent study by UK Power Networks showcased that, for the first time, more than 500 electric vehicle chargers could be connected around a single electricity substation.
Indeed, by using smart technology to distribute electrical load across an available infrastructure, the company showed that this new solution could lead up to 4.5 million electric vehicles in London, the South East, and East of England by 2030. The use of only one EV charger would then allow the UK to move to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
In order to achieve this, the company used an AI computer simulation to test Active Response software on a London substation, which automatically moved the electrical capacity around the network so as to make room for more low-carbon technologies. It is believed that this software solution could release capacity for 568 additional EV chargers in one single area, enabling many more fast chargers to be connected all around England.
The company aims to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, by facilitating millions of electric vehicles and heat pumps as well as connecting more renewables.