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EV charging – who’s in the driving seat?

Ed Reed Head of Research

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) raised a modification to the Smart Energy Code (SEC) on 21 February, that has potentially profound impacts for the sector. The proposal is to allow Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) to issue commands to electric vehicle (EV) smart chargers via smart metering communication infrastructure to curtail charging where there is a risk of overloading the “last mile” low voltage circuits (known as feeders) from secondary substations to individual properties. With the expectation of a rapid rise in the uptake of EVs in coming years, the proposer argues, DNOs could see increased instances of supply ...

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