Smart EV charging good for decarbonisation and the electricity system

  • REA comments on Government press release highlighting how all new grant-funded home chargepoints need to be ‘smart’ by 1 July

Daniel Brown, Policy Manager at the Renewable Energy Association said:

“As more of our power comes from renewable technologies such as wind and solar, it’s key that we increase the ‘flexibility’ of our energy system. Smart charging will be an important part of this in the future, allowing homes to benefit from new tariffs and from bill-reducing technologies such as rooftop solar and battery storage.

“We welcome this move and hope the Government go a step further in the future, by mandating the smartness of all new charge points including those installed in workplaces and in public locations.”


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About the Renewable Energy Association (REA)
The REA is the UK’s largest trade association for renewable energy and clean technologies with around 550 members operating across heat, transport, and power. The REA is a not-for-profit organisation that represents renewable energy and clean technology companies operating in over fourteen sectors, ranging from biogas and renewable fuels to solar and electric vehicle charging. Membership ranges from major multinationals to sole traders.

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