Four more EV companies join Project Skyline
Network operators can now plan more effectively for increased EV demand with accurate forecasts
First launched in 2020, Project Skyline is an initiative being run by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks and UK Power Networks, along with ElectraLink, CrowdCharge and the Energy Innovation Centre. Designed to offer a cost-effective and secure transition to EVs within the UK, four more EV companies have been welcomed onto the project.
In a report by Network News, the purpose of Project Skyline is to help many of the network operators focus where increased demand from EV charging is located. Much of this will be data driven and combined with EV purchases, forecasting electricity usage will be improved and more accurate.
New members to Project Skyline are Auto Trader, DriveElectric, Hangar-19 and Rightcharge have been welcomed, as have Volkswagen UK Group who is a collaborator. The platform allows data to be shared among the operators who will then be able to make better decisions and forecast more accurately when to invest further to create a greater EV adoption.
Ian Cameron is head of customer services and innovation at UK Power Networks, and he said: “Last year, one in ten new cars sold were electric vehicles, a number only expected to keep rising. As more and more people go electric, the industry must come together to unlock the true power of data. This project is doing just that.”
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