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ESB’s EV Charging Developments in Ireland and the UK

  • Date(s)
    Wednesday, 6 November 2019
  • Time(s)
    From 6:30 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

About the Event

In 2018, ESB received €10m funding from the Climate Action Fund for its EV High Power Charging Infrastructure Development project in Ireland. ESB’s domestic pipeline has expanded to include the project, which will entail the significant overhaul and development of the EV charging network and the deployment of the next generation of infrastructure, capable of recharging EVs at up to 350 kW at the larger, MV-connected hubs.  This project requires the development of a new electrical systems architecture for ecars, and promises to provide an entirely new and improved recharging experience for EV drivers in Ireland.

ESB ecars is also active in the UK market, where exceptionally strong policy drivers have stimulated EV demand to a far greater extent. ESB has since successfully won contracts in both London and Coventry to develop EV rapid charging networks, with over 100 rapid chargers now operational in Great Britain, and is positioned to expand further across the UK in the very near future.

About the Speaker

Brian Carroll, Chartered Engineer
Brian works within the ESB EV Solutions team as an Electromobility Specialist. He has worked in ESB’s ecars team since 2014 and is a graduate of Electrical and Electronic Engineer in University College Cork and also has a MSc in Energy Management from DIT. Brian’s role in the Climate Action Fund project is primarily focussed on technical and project delivery matters. Prior to this project, Brian has been working on the UK ecars projects as the technical lead in developing ESB proposals to local authority tenders in that market.

Brian also worked for four years as a High Voltage Substation Design Engineer with ESB International. As an undergraduate in UCC, his final year project was EV-focussed and involved the construction of a scaled-down version of the Tesla Roadster’s reductive charging system, so electromobility was always an area of interest for him.  Brian has also served as Ireland delegate technical expert to the International Energy Agency on the topic of Vehicle-to-Grid technology, expanding in particular upon the areas of system service markets and DSO considerations around distributed generation and the electrification of transport.


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