Electric Miles and National Grid have partnered to enhance the integration of electric vehicles (EVs) into the energy sector.
Electric Miles plans to utilise its network of domestic EV chargers to address peak energy demand during the upcoming winter season.
This collaboration stems from a contract secured by Electric Miles in August 2023, enabling participation in Demand and Generation response activities across National Grid’s electricity distribution network.
Starting on 1st November, Electric Miles’ EV smart charging assets will actively contribute to energy flexibility.
Through a user-friendly app, EV owners will efficiently manage costs, prioritise green energy and receive rewards for their involvement.
Helen Sawdon, National Grid’s Flexibility Commercial Lead, said: “We’re committed to continue the use of flexibility to support our distribution network at times where we see electricity demand peak, lowering the cost of maintaining our network for all customers.”
Arun Anand, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Electric Miles, stressed the significance of this collaboration in achieving the UK’s green energy goals.
Arun Anand said: “The SmartFlex solution empowers EV drivers, charge point operators and the grid itself. Users of the Electric Miles app play a pivotal role in EVs’ contribution to grid stability.
“Our asset matching outcomes in National Grid’s distribution area have exceeded expectations, with more than ten times the chargers being matched, significantly enhancing our participation in energy flexibility.”