Energeo Analysis Helps Council Secure EV Chargepoint Funding

Ian Dee
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East Lothian Received OLEV Grant to Install On-street Residential Chargers

Coleshill, UK - 11th September 2020

East Lothian Council have secured a £100,000 grant from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to fund the installation of on-street Electric Vehicle chargepoints (EVCP) in residential areas across the county. The Authority used intelligence delivered by Energeo in their submission as evidence on the current and future demand for EV infrastructure, and to determine the most beneficial locations to deploy chargepoints considering factors such as driveway availability, footway widths, and on-street parking levels. The project utilised contemporary geospatial data - including satellite imagery acquired during the Corona Virus lockdown - alongside machine led analytical techniques to automatically and rapidly extract and create intelligence across the main urban conurbations of East Lothian.

"Energeo offered an easy turn key solution to quickly quantify the expected future demand for residential on-street charging" commented Ryan Robertson, EV Infrastructure and Roads Assets Officer at East Lothian Council. "This was used as evidence in support of our recent successful bid for £100k of DFT OLEV funding, to match Funding Secured from Transport Scotland. Further imagery subsequently captured during Lockdown was then analyzed, and improved yet again our big picture of where the "normal" overnight on-street parking positions of cars are".

Energeo CEO, Ian Dee, added "we are delighted that our analysis has helped East Lothian Council secure funding that will enable their citizens to equitably transition to EV. East Lothian's willingness to embrace an innovative and disruptive approach was fantastic, and they worked alongside Energeo to help us understand their current barriers to wider implementation of sustainable mobility solutions. This project underlines the potential for geospatial data and technology to play a key role in our response to the Climate Emergency, providing an evidence base to enable informed decision making and positive action".

To discover more about Energeo's innovative geospatial solutions for decarbonisation, email info@energeo.co.uk

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