Alexander Lewis-Jones, manager of Delta-ee's EVs & Electricity Research Service, will speak at this year's European Utility Week in the Hub Session: Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy: Powering the Transport Sector Transformation.
Electric vehicles (EVs) represent a paradigm shift for both the transport and power sectors, with the potential to accelerate the decarbonisation of both sectors by coupling them. The share of renewable energy in the transport sector is very low; however, a fundamental change is taking place in the passenger road vehicle segment, where EVs are making inroads. The cost reductions seen in RE power generation make renewable electricity an attractive, low-cost fuel for the transport sector. At the same time, a significant scaling up in EV deployment represents a new power demand sector that brings opportunity for the electricity industry as well. The next stage is to understand the synergies between the two sectors and the added benefits possible through coupling. This session aims to discuss EV uptake and development plans in few European countries, analysing the resulting challenges and opportunities for the power system, and formulating strategies to harness the synergies between EVs and renewable power generation.
Philippa Hardy, manager of Delta-ee's Flexibility Research Service, will also be at the event, speaking with REstore regarding demand-side response.
Director Jon Slowe and Principal Analysts, Charmaine Coutinho and Arthur Jouannic, will also be in attendance.
If you'd like to attend the event, you can register here for a free exhibition pass.