New Rolec solution to manage demand on grid from EV charging


EV charge point manufacturer Rolec EV has launched a new electricity management solution, ‘EV GridSMART Online’, designed to monitor and manage power demands placed on the grid by electric vehicles.

EV GridSMART Online does this by supporting the balancing of traditional electrical loads with the new demands being placed on the grid by EVs.

Rolec’s Managing Director Kieron Alsop commented: “With record EV sales throughout the UK, as well as legislative changes to encourage EV uptake, the need to support the country’s electrical infrastructure has taken on a new urgency.

“The immediate electrical demands created every month by the connection of thousands of new EVs onto the current national electrical infrastructure is dramatically challenging its ability to cope.”

Alsop continued: “EV GridSMART Online has been designed to work alongside the national grid to intelligently monitor the electrical demand of both the home and its EV.

“This domestic electrical demand data is then relayed to a cloud based back office.

“At this point, in association with local electrical infrastructure data (i.e. supply availability/cabling network, etc.), EV GridSMART Online will make an informed judgement on whether to temporarily decrease the supply available to EVs in a particular location.

“Once EV GridSMART Online has applied temporary EV charging limitations it will continue to monitor the demand on the local power network and, when appropriate and safe, reintroduce higher power levels to the EV charging points.”