EV Fleet-Centred Local Energy Systems

EV Fleet-Centred Local Energy Systems

Active Dates: May 2020 - May 2021
Number of Project Partners: 3
Lead Partner: UK Power Network Services
CRP Project Lead: Tom Linton-Smith

EV Fleet-Centred Local Energy Systems (EFLES) is an innovative 12-month project funded as part of the UK government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s Prospering from the Energy Revolution challenge. The project is a collaboration between UK Power Networks Services, UPS, Moixa and CRP. The project builds on the technology and lessons learnt from CRP’s SEUL project, which delivered a new method of simultaneously recharging an entire fleet of electric vehicles without an expensive upgrade of the local power network.

EFLES is taking this successful platform, developed as part of SEUL, and capturing the significant opportunities for further efficiencies, cost savings and revenue generation that come from a more holistic optimisation. The centrepiece of the project is the application of Moixa’s GridShare artificial intelligence (AI) software. This will monitor, control and optimise hundreds of energy variables at UPS’s Camden depot, including energy prices, real-time power demand and weather forecasts. This will help to generate:

CRP will assess how these technology solutions can deliver London’s aims to improve air quality, unlock job opportunities and deliver energy, cost and time savings for businesses in the UK and internationally. CRP are excited to be working with global package delivery and supply chain management company UPS to bring this technology to life. Their central London depot, based in London Borough of Camden, will be the test bed for this ambitious initiative, paving the way for the future of electric charging in urban areas.

Philip Heathcote, Head of Markets at UK Power Networks Services, said:
“We are delighted to continue partnering with UPS and Cross River Partnership to deliver this innovative project with Moxia that will provide further data and insight into how we can get more electric vehicles on the road in the most efficient and cost-effective way.”

Simon Daniel, CEO of Moixa added:
“This project shows how with the help of the AI powered technology, like Moixa’s GridShare, the world’s biggest fleet operators can go electric and achieve their environmental ambitions.”

For more information about the EFLES project please contact Project Manager, Tom Linton-Smith.

Project Partners

Industrial Strategy UK Research and Innovation UK Power Network Services UPS Moixa

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