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Electromobility in the UK: Challenges Ahead

20 February 2018
17.30 - 19.30
Energy Institute
61 New Cavendish Street
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The UK government's ban on all petrol and diesel vehicles sales by 2040 is expected to lead to an electric vehicle (EV) revolution.

However, a dramatic growth in EV sales could potentially result in local power shortages and disrupt businesses on a large scale unless billions are ploughed into new power plants, grid networks and charging points. National Grid has already been exploring potential options for the network to meet this projected extra power demand. Recent research by Aurora Energy suggests that the power system should be able to cope provided charging is “smart”. Energy supplier OVO is already supporting the growing market for EVs and related smart grid technologies through the recent launch of a suite of new services.

Our speakers from Aurora Energy, National Grid and OVO will discuss new market opportunities and uptake predictions, all relevant issues relating to the system operation and strategic infrastructure, and the anticipated impact on power and commodity markets, and also present their vision of how electromobility can be achieved successfully in the UK. 


Graeme Cooper, Project Director, National Grid

Richard Howard, Head of Research, Aurora Energy

Tom Pakenham, Head of Electric Vehicles, OVO Energy

Moderator: Francisco de la Peña Fernández-Garnelo, London Committee Member, Energy Institute

This event is free to attend, please register your place via the EI website. 

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