AN ENERGY infrastructure professional is ready to put in Scotland’s strongest electrical automobile (EV) charging hub in Dundee.
SSE Power Options will construct one ultra-rapid EV charging hub at Myrekirk roundabout, and a second hub within the metropolis’s Kingsway West space with building awaiting full planning permission.
The Myrekirk roundabout will function a complete of 24 ultra-rapid charging bays, eight of which will likely be powered by 360-kilowatt cost items, the primary publicly accessible hub anyplace in Scotland to function cost items this highly effective.
Moreover, the undertaking will embrace a inexperienced roof populated with sedum vegetation to reinforce the biodiversity of the positioning and assist to filter pollution out of the air.
For the Kingsway West hub, SSE is exploring – for the primary time within the UK – the choice to set up canopies long-established from previous wind turbine blades.
The blades are being repurposed by Scottish firm, ReBlade – whose design is patent pending – and SSE anticipates becoming extra such canopies on future EV charging hubs.
The vitality infrastructure professional plans to construct 500 ultra-rapid EV charging hubs powered by traceable, renewable vitality within the UK and Eire by 2030 with a number of websites already beneath building.
Nevertheless, issues stay that charging infrastructure is just not conserving tempo with electrical automobile gross sales, regardless of a rise of 33% in a yr of public electrical automobile charging gadgets put in within the UK, based on Zapmap.
Kevin Welstead, EV Sector Director at SSE Power Options, stated: “Town of Dundee has proven nice dedication to putting in EV charging infrastructure.
“The Myrekirk hub represents our gold commonplace, a design we need to replicate throughout the nation.
“With EV gross sales rising exponentially they’ll take up a major proportion of our nation’s whole electrical energy demand over the approaching years.”
Fiona Lindsay, Managing Director of ReBlade, stated: “It is a ground-breaking undertaking that demonstrates how sensible round makes use of may be discovered for turbine blade waste because it begins to return down in quantity.”