Two free EV charging webinars (part of Green Infrastructure Week)
Energy Security & Green Infrastructure Week will be hosting two free webinars on EV infrastructure on November 9th. See below for more details and how to register.
Energy Security & Green Infrastructure Week, the UK’s official national awareness week, is about to have its second year between the 6th – 10th November 2023. This year features three-themed days; Climate Leadership (Tue 7th), Energy Economy (Wed 8th), and Business & Places (Thu 9th).
All events are online, free-to-attend, and are exclusively curated for the week.
On the Business & Places themed-day, two keynote sessions will explore EV charging.
Thursday 9th November 09:00 – 09:40
Public Charging: How do we get the right EV charging, in the right place, and ensure it’s equitable?
With electric vehicles becoming an ever more common sight on the nation’s roads the question of how to achieve the right EV charging, in the right place and ensure that it is equitable and affordable are all key questions that need to be addressed if we are to grow the numbers of EV users and help to achieve net zero targets. In this session, our expert speakers will address these crucial questions. Professor Colin Herron of the Faraday Institution North East office and the North East Battery Alliance, School of Engineering, Newcastle University will look at just what is the appropriate/viable UK charging infrastructure for the expected number of registrations in a city or region at a point in time and whether we have a handle on what that really is. Juliet Flamank, charging infrastructure lead at the Green Finance Institute, will examine how we facilitate the flow of finance required to fund the appropriate and necessary charging infrastructure required for a just transition and look at the barriers to investment, the models and products that could help overcome these barriers and what the sector could look like in ten years’ time. Councillor Mete Coban MBE, cabinet member for climate change, environment and transport at Hackney Borough Council will talk about how the council has become a national leader in EV charging and its work to provide and operate its sector-defining charge point rollout of 2,500 fast and slow chargers across the borough’s seven square miles.
Thursday 9th November 10:00 – 10:40
Onsite Power: Is an onsite power purchase agreement right for you? How will you power your EV fleet?
Onsite Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) are a contract between a project developer (and likely backed by a financial counterparty) and a retailer. The project developer owns, operates, and maintains the renewable system for a term of typically 15-25 years while the retailer agrees to pay for all the system production at a fixed price for the life of the agreement. Our expert speakers in this session will take a closer look at the whole area of onsite power and the use of PPAs and examine whether going down the PPA route is right for a business. We’ll also look at how companies should best power their EV fleets. Daniel Levene, co-founder of Two Blues Solar will outline the key factors to consider when deciding whether solar can deliver benefit for your business as well as the types of organisations for whom an on-site PPA is best suited. Mike Nugent, head of Europe for Hitachi ZeroCarbon, will highlight why battery management is so important, from charging optimisation through to driver behaviour and why deploying a new energy system to vehicles requires a systemic approach to deployment and operation. Guto Davies, director of policy at the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) will offer his views on the need for businesses to consider retrofitting onsite solar and EV charging, plus the need for new build projects to draw in these elements from the initial stages.
The full 18 live webinar agenda for the week can be found here.
Note: Binary Carbon is also starting to plan the second year of Decarbonising Transport Week which will take place between 4th – 8th March 2024. If you would like to get involved and explore either becoming a speaker, or sponsorship/partnership opportunities, please get in touch with the organiser Shawn Coles.
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