EV chargers to be fixed not to run on peak time to help grid: Electric vehicle (EV) charging spots at British homes & offices will be set to turn off for 9 hours each day to avert grid congestion that can bring about blackouts.
The Times reported that new rules will come into effect by May 2022 and will witness homes & business EV chargers to be preset not to work from 8am – 11am & from 4pm – 11pm.
Public EV charging infrastructure as well as rapid chargers, as reported by article, be exempt from these new regulations.
The government is further supposedly appointing a “randomised delay” of as much as 30 minutes to prevent strain on the grid.
A DfT authority said: “This law will ensure all private chargepoints can support smart charging, allowing consumers to save money on their energy bills & use clean, renewable energy when it is abundant & you will still be able to charge your EV at peak times if needed.
“Smart charging also benefits the energy system, by reducing the need for ugraded & new power generation to meet demands from EVs.”
EV chargers to be fixed not to run on peak time to help grid