Over the past five years, the UK has accelerated efforts to adopt the electric vehicle (EV) while strengthening its electric vehicle charging infrastructure. But there are concerns with some media reports that the Daily Mail will turn off every new EV charger nine hours a day from next May, and the device will not work “at peak times” to relieve stress. National Network.
According to TheNextWeb, they also noted a “random delay” of up to 30 minutes if there is a high demand from motorists.
The post says:
According to the rules set by the World Trade Organization, new chargers will not operate in the home and workplace from 8 am to 11 pm and from 4 pm to 10 pm.
The Daily Mail is based on the 30-page document “Smart Electric Vehicle Charging: Government’s Response to the 2019 Advice on Clever Electric Vehicle Charging”.
How did that happen?
The Motor and Electric Vehicles Act 2018 (AEV Act) was enacted to ensure that all electric vehicle charging points sold and installed in the UK meet smart functions and minimum device level requirements.
In response, the government held a key consultation with shareholders and stakeholders in 2019 and released a summary of the consultation’s responses. They have now written the government’s policy response.
But the media often discusses the first phase. According to TheNextWeb, these include minimum standards surrounding cybersecurity, mobility, and network stability that the Daily Mail ignores.
Default setting for peak time on smart chargers
First, to be clear, general chargers and expressway chargers are exempt from peak hours. So the dangers of going without electricity on the highway are not as great as many people fear.
The most feared default peak situation may delay transmission until a certain off-peak time.
Smart charging points are preset to prevent automatic charging at peak times. Working hours are 8am to 11pm on weekdays and 4pm to 10pm.
The law defines time windows instead of peak periods to avoid the risk of causing a secondary peak.
However, the user can edit or delete this setting. It will accommodate night shift work and those who already use smart fees.
Opportunity for competitive prices and service offers for electric vehicle owners
This is where things get a lot more interesting for consumers. Smart energy meters will be mandatory in UK homes by 2025.
As a result, many utility companies have created competing quotes for electric car owners who charge most of their electric cars at home and generally use more energy:
EV charging and network stability
Smart electric vehicle charger manufacturers need to ensure a function that approximately delays the start of any load control operation. This random delay function can help reduce the risk of potential network stability issues because a large number of charging points can be turned on or off at the same time.
Simply put, this means that the government is setting a rule that will delay the charging of electric vehicles during periods of severe instability.
It’s not very exciting because “the charging point must be configured so that the user can avoid this delayed operation.”
Also, it is not uncommon for smart home meters to already have a remote disconnect connector, which allows them to be turned off at times of high demand.
But there may be concern that utility companies could use this as a competitive advantage by segregating electricity low-payers – making it difficult to take advantage of competition without money for meaningful selection.
However, there were local power grids long before electric cars arrived. They are constantly expanding the use of wind and solar energy to meet customer demand and government targets.
In turn, we have the opportunity to see the acceleration of new innovations that maintain the integrity of the network.
Mandatory charging of electric vehicles in new homes and offices
It is worth putting this news in the broader context of introducing the electric car in the UK.
For the first time in the world, the British government will introduce legislation later this year requiring all newly built homes and offices to feature electric car chargers in the UK.
Transportation Secretary Rachel McLean has announced that the law will see new homes equipped with automatic vehicle charging devices at the peak.
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