Installing a consumer charger is a relatively simple business. Contacting your local Distribution Network Operator (DNO) for an authorisation code, getting a qualified electrician in for the install and testing and then using your new home charger is really straightforward. However, doing the same thing for a commercial premises can be rather more complicated.
While at the recent opening of the new Osprey super hub at the Paisley Pear pub in Brackley, we met up with Adam Miller (CCO) from ESPUG, and he’s an expert at helping business customers get the charging set-up they need.
While most homes will have a 7kW charger installed, the Osprey Super Hub on Marston’s property is able to deliver 100kW to eight EVs at the same time, and up to 150kW to a few if others are less utilised. That needs physical space, access rights, grid capacity and a commercially viable point of connection – and it can be a complex process.