“Will the National Grid be able to cope?” It’s one of the questions that comes up regularly as we head towards the 2030 ban on the sale of new electric and diesel cars. In reality, the infrastructure is already prepared for widespread charging and companies like OVO Energy see this switch to electric cars as part of a solution rather than a problem. This is because the battery fitted to an electric car is incredibly useful for storing energy, which can be fed back into the grid when demand is high, and recharged overnight when demand is low. Think of it like a water butt on your drainpipe – you collect rain when the garden doesn’t need water and then use it on your flowers when the weather is dry.
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Battery storage and EV charging firm Alfen has been selected by Centrica Business Solutions to provide battery energy storage solutions. The three-year framework agreement will see Alfen supply the energy firm with sub 10MW battery energy storage solutions. It comes after Centrica signed a separate three-year agreement with Alfen in December 2020, this time for the provision of elecric vehicle (EV) chargers, installing them at the homes of its British Gas engineers before moving on to British Gas and Centrica sites.
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