EV Opportunity - Charge Collective Project and Power Partners Update

22/09/2020

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Local Authorities and interested parties to work with UK Power Networks on a new project called Charge Collective.

This project will demonstrate how best UK Power Networks can work with local authorities to plan public EV charging networks locally in areas at risk of getting left behind. The aim is to optimise where to position public charge points to meet residents’ needs, while also addressing the network’s and LA’s priorities and making sure no one gets left behind in the Net Zero transition.

Whilst UK Power Networks are looking for LAs as primary partners, they would also very much be interested in working with community energy groups within given areas too, as long as they meet the criteria (so more likely to be urban areas with lack of off-street parking).  More information on the project can be found here as well as in the attached document..

If you or your groups are interested in finding out more and potentially becoming a project partner, please send a short email detailing your expression of interest to Shira Lappin, Innovation Project Lead (shira.lappin@ukpowernetworks.co.uk), by 30 September 2020. 

Power Partners
At the end of August UK Power Networks were pleased to announce that a further eight organisations Voluntary Norfolk / Royal Association for Deaf People  / Age UK East London / The Safer Luton Partnership / Fate Academy Mind in Enfield / The HEET Project / South East London Community Energy (SELCE) have been awarded funding in Round 3 of our Power Partners scheme. UK Power Networks have now awarded funding to 32 organisations,  helping train 857 frontline workers, provide advice to over 4,800 people, and secure £722,000 financial benefits and savings.

These organisations are working with communities in London, Norfolk, Essex, Kent and Bedfordshire, delivering initiatives that combat fuel poverty and support people in vulnerable circumstances by increasing their energy resilience.

UK Power Networks are now in the process of defining the criteria for Round 4 that will run from January 2021. Applications to open in October.