Over the period 2011 – 2015 ESB Networks delivered a large scale trial development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure to assess the impact that the electrification of transport will have on the electricity network.
The project delivered research and demonstrations, identifying what capacity is available, and developing effective ways for deciding when and where more capacity is needed. It set out to establish how much this would be expected to cost, and how it might affect Irish electricity customers.
This summary report describes some of the key findings and activities of the 2011 – 2015 electric vehicle pilot project as well as how the pilot has changed network planning and strategy today.
It is hoped that the lessons learnt and the standards, systems and protocols developed in rolling this infrastructure out, can now be of value to others too.