Schneider Electric eMobility solution powers Birmingham NEC EV charging hub

Schneider Electric eMobility solution powers Birmingham NEC EV charging hub

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has installed an integrated eMobility solution to power the charging infrastructure for the EV charging hub at the Birmingham NEC.

The end-to-end solution is made up of a range of dedicated Schneider Electric power distribution products and solutions designed to deliver a reliable and sustainable energy source for Europe’s largest public EV charging hub.

Schneider Electric was selected and commissioned by The EV Network, a leading EV charging infrastructure development company, as part of a landmark project involving multiple contractors to deploy 180 BP Pulse EV charging devices at the Birmingham NEC. Schneider Electric provided the EV charging infrastructure required to power each of the 180 charging devices and a Starbucks Drive-Through on the same site. The installation distributes power from the national grid to the site, but it can integrate with microgrids and renewable energy sources, including a solar canopy that is located onsite.

Schneider Electric’s eMobility proposition provides partners and customers with a comprehensive end-to-end solution made up of Medium and low-voltage electrical distribution equipment and smart digital products and services based on its EcoStruxure platform. The combination of dedicated equipment and digital tools delivers a power supply that is continuously monitored and analysed in real-time to support a highly efficient EV charging infrastructure. eMobility solutions can also support renewable energy sources and microgrids to help manage distribution and support peak and off-peak usage. All managed by software and automation to regulate energy, storage and capacity.

The Birmingham NEC EV charging hub installation includes Schneider Electric’s Packaged Substations incorporating a set of Remote Mounted Units, Transformers and Circuit Breakers. The installation also marks Schneider Electric’s ongoing relationship with The EV Network to provide equipment and solutions to support the rollout of EV charging sites.

Jennifer Smith, eMobility Segment & Channel Marketing, Schneider Electric, said: “The Birmingham NEC hub has raised the bar for public EV charging sites in the UK and we’re very pleased to have played a significant role in its development. Our eMobility products and solutions are designed to provide a reliable EV charging infrastructure at various driver destinations, primarily residential and commercial buildings and large hubs like this one. We aim to increase the number of available charging devices across the UK by working with partners like The EV Network, EV Charging Point Operators and other stakeholders across the ecosystem. This will hopefully remove any barriers towards EV adoption, get more EVs on the roads, reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and help meet net-zero targets as the UK transitions to renewable forms of energy.”

Reza Shaybani – CEO and Co-Founder of The EV Network, said: “We have a successful working relationship with Schneider Electric and it continues to provide products and solutions that add value to our supply chain. It has an exceptionally strong track record in this area, so partnering made total sense. The installation will support a mixture of low voltage, AC and ultra-rapid charging devices to deliver a comprehensive EV charging experience. We now have a reliable and sustainable EV charging infrastructure in place with the capacity to support current and future requirements.”

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