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Electric vehicle trends, challenges and future technologies.

7 February 2017
19.00 - 21.00
City/Town
Leicester
Venue
De Montfort University, room TBC, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
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Summary

This presentation, given by Dr Rebecca Gough a Technical Specialist at Cenex, will primarily focus on the relationship between electric vehicles and the future of the UK electricity grid, paying particular attention to Smart Charging and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) and the potential these technologies have to offer.

Technical Specialist at Cenex, Dr Rebecca Gough, specialises in data analysis and management of a range of innovative research and development projects in both the transport and built environment sectors. Her knowledge base covers low carbon transport systems, electric vehicle charging infrastructure and renewable technology, with research specifically focusing on vehicle-to-grid.  At Cenex, Becky is technical lead for a number of high level research projects, including EFES (Ebbs and Flows of Energy Systems), which investigates the potential impact and benefits of integrating electric vehicle charging and vehicle-to-grid into the built and smart cities environment.

This presentation will primarily focus on the relationship between electric vehicles and the future of the UK electricity grid, paying particular attention to Smart Charging and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) and the potential these technologies have to offer to improving the security of the UK electricity grid.  This will include a description of the current barriers to the uptake of V2G in the UK and the research projects Cenex are involved in to try to address some of these barriers.

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