Keele University’s Smart Energy Network Demonstrator – EVC Solutions Case Study

Updated: Feb 15




EVC Solutions are an electric vehicle charging point company, delivering solutions to electric vehicle charging right through from design to installation. A perfect match for the environmental ambitions of SEND and Stopford!


Stopford Consultants identified and quantified key drivers behind both Alternating Current and Direct Current within electric vehicle charging systems. The consultant compared the advantages and disadvantages of AC vs. DC from a technological perspective in terms of Energy management of the grid, battery life, limitations, incoming power requirements, and the future market.

The report concluded that an increase in fast (DC) charging across the grid would have minimal impact and could in fact result in an enhancement of the grid through increased stability. Also, this would allow electric vehicles to act as large-scale energy storage devices. The report also found that there was a small, but consistent improved performance from batteries charged by AC chargers only.


For more information on EVC Solutions visit: evcsolutions.co.uk


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