Northern Powergrid gives advice on EV rollout in North East


Northern Powergrid, the electricity distribution business for North East England, Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire, has unveiled the steps it is taking to support the electrification of transport in its region.

The ‘Maximising the value of electric vehicles for our customers’ report provides valuable guidance for local authorities, fleet managers and others tasked with EV rollouts, to make it as simple as possible to connect new charging infrastructure. Those responsible for installing new EV charging points are also called upon to involve Northern Powergrid in the planning phase.

“Our vision is to ensure that the uptake of EVs and the associated infrastructure is for the benefit of all electricity customers – not just those who can afford the first wave of electric vehicles,” says Anda Baumerte, Sustainability Manager at Northern Powergrid. “We recognise that this will require on-going work and we want to actively involve our stakeholders in the process.”