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Britain’s electricity networks move to speed up EV charge point roll-out

EV charge points.

Britain’s local electricity networks have launched new reforms that will cut the paperwork required for connecting electric vehicles (EV) to the grid.

The reforms, announced by Distribution Network Operators (DNOs), will enable more mass installations by charge point installers by introducing a new, standardised process for all types of properties and businesses.

It comes as a range of industry stakeholders gather at the first ever combined ENA-Ofgem EV Forum in London, with a second Forum being held in Glasgow later this month.

Charge point installers have previously had to use a range of different forms and requirements from different grid operators around the country to notify them of new installations being connected.

The move will mean that EV charge point installers will also be able to use the same process to connect new installations, simplifying the process.

David Smith, chief executive of the Energy Networks Association (ENA), the voice of Britain’s energy network infrastructure companies, said: “We want to help super-charge Britain’s EV roll-out. By finding new ways to cut the amount of paperwork, we are making it easier and quicker for EV charge points to connect to the network, helping the public make the switch to cleaner, greener transportation.


“Smart technology and data are vital to ensuring that network companies run the system in a more efficient and capable way. But to do that we need to know where and when charge points are being installed so we can manage the system in the most reliable, flexible way possible. The changes announced today will make it easier for installers to provide that information whilst helping network operators fulfil their responsibilities to the public.”

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