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Decarbonising transport will be critical to achieving the UK’s net-zero targets, while the sector is expected to maintain standards of reliability and service in the face of rising energy and fuel costs.

The energy trilemma applies particular pressure to the transport sector. Transport is collectively responsible for around 27% of the UK’s total emissions, and there will be growing legislative pressure to decarbonise the sector. The growing risk of power disruption also poses a significant threat, with the potential to cause significant disruption that erodes relations with both consumer and business customers. With many transport providers making the shift away from fossil fuels to electric alternatives, the rising cost of energy threatens to undermine the economics of such a move even if it significantly improves energy sustainability.

The UK’s transport decarbonisation plan has a number of elements including an increase in EVs and rapid EV charging points and  creating a net-zero rail network by 2050. There are also commitments to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and buses and for the government’s own fleet of cars and vans to transition to electric vehicles (EVs) by 2027 instead of 2030.

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How to achieve resilient power for your transport site

For many in the transport sectors, implementing EV charging for their fleets without risking disruption poses a significant challenge. Rapid charging is a growing necessity to allow fleets to operate efficiently, but come with a huge increase in your total site consumption.

One major hurdle for many EV charging projects is power resilience concerns from your DNO, who may decline a project if they feel it risks causing disruption in your local network.

By installing a battery energy storage system, EV charging can be implemented without increasing stress on the local grid, using the battery to charge when multiple vehicles are charging rather than drawing directly from the grid.

Get in touch to see how we can help your organisation with its transport decarbonisation plan

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