Projects

Live Projects

2020 – 2022

Electric Nation
Vehicle to Grid project

Home V2G charging to relieve stress on the electricity network at peak times as EV numbers increase

Western Power Distribution (WPD), in partnership with CrowdCharge, are launching the next phase of Electric Nation with a new Vehicle to Grid (V2G) trial across the Midlands, South West and South Wales.
The electric vehicle (EV) charging trial is opening up recruitment for domestic V2G users by offering the free installation of V2G home chargers worth £5,500 for the duration of the project, to eligible Nissan EV drivers who live in the three regions.

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2020 – 2022

Milton Keynes Coucil
Domestic Energy Balancing EV charging project

Smart charging, vehicle to grid charging and home battery storage

Electric vehicle drivers in Milton Keynes can now apply to trial domestic smart chargers, vehicle to grid (V2G) chargers and home battery storage, with the option to keep the equipment at the end of the project.
The project is investigating ways to balance the peaks of electricity use associated with charging electric vehicles at home. CrowdCharge is delivering the trial on behalf of Milton Keynes Council, with Flexitricity as the energy demand response partner.

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Past Projects

2016 – 2019

Electric Nation
Smart charging project

Charging EVs without stressing the electricity network

CrowdCharge supplied a back-office system that controlled power delivery and took instructions from drivers. The chargers fed information back to CrowdCharge, such as whether a car was plugged in and, if so, whether it was charging. Over the course of the trial, two million hours’ worth of charging activity data were captured. CrowdCharge could also send instructions to the chargers, telling individual chargers to switch off or reduce the charging rate, as would be the case in a genuine smart charging network. This was key to the trial, as it simulated expected demand management. Thorough testing of the algorithms was carried out before the systems were delivered to participants.

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2013 – 2015

My Electric Avenue
Charging project

Impact of EVs on the local electricity network

The project aimed to provide essential learning about managing the strain on the distribution network from the anticipated increased uptake of EVs, and to deliver a cost effective solution to DNOs to reduce the need for network reinforcement and allow a faster uptake of EVs.

CrowdCharge and sister company DriveElectric operated under Fleetdrive Electric during this project, and managed the delivery and support of the EVs to trial participants in both the technical and social trials, and supported customer engagement for the trials.

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Past Projects

2016 – 2019

Electric Nation
Smart charging project

Charging EVs without stressing the electricity network

CrowdCharge supplied a back-office system that controlled power delivery and took instructions from drivers. The chargers fed information back to CrowdCharge, such as whether a car was plugged in and, if so, whether it was charging. Over the course of the trial, two million hours’ worth of charging activity data were captured. CrowdCharge could also send instructions to the chargers, telling individual chargers to switch off or reduce the charging rate, as would be the case in a genuine smart charging network. This was key to the trial, as it simulated expected demand management. Thorough testing of the algorithms was carried out before the systems were delivered to participants.

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2013 – 2015

My Electric Avenue
Charging project

Impact of EVs on the local electricity network

The project aimed to provide essential learning about managing the strain on the distribution network from the anticipated increased uptake of EVs, and to deliver a cost effective solution to DNOs to reduce the need for network reinforcement and allow a faster uptake of EVs.

CrowdCharge and sister company DriveElectric operated under Fleetdrive Electric during this project, and managed the delivery and support of the EVs to trial participants in both the technical and social trials, and supported customer engagement for the trials.

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