Connected Kerb lands government funding to demonstrate smart metering for EV charging

The EV infrastructure company is working as part of a consortium that includes Octopus Energy, the Energy Saving Trust, Power Networks Distribution Centre and SLS Ltd

Connected Kerb has secured funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to demonstrate smart metering for electric vehicle (EV) charging in public areas.

The EV infrastructure company is working as part of a consortium for a pioneering EV charging project called Agile Streets – the group also includes Octopus Energy, the Energy Saving Trust, Power Networks Distribution Centre and SLS Ltd.

The project will see the deployment of more than 100 smart-charging points across on-street residential and shared parking zones in partnership with local authorities.

It aims to allow EV drivers to charge their cars with affordable, clean energy during off-peak hours, as well as balance load across the grid.

Richard Turnbull, Head of Wireless Charging & Innovation at Connected Kerb, said: “We are delighted to be part of this strong consortium which aims to deliver an innovative solution, integrating a number of smart technologies through CK’s charging infrastructure and smart cities platform.

“The solution will provide convenient on-street charging to those drivers without driveways, while also offering several consumer benefits that are normally reserved for the home, such as off-peak tariffs. Ultimately, we aim to remove one more barrier and support the UK’s transition to zero-emission travel.”

 

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