CLNR Report Domestic Customers: Energy Practices and Flexibility is now available to download.
This paper provides a synopsis of the research findings produced by the social science team at Durham University in collaboration with the engineering research team at Durham and Newcastle Universities.
Authors: Klara Anna Capova, Gareth Powells, Harriet Bulkeley and Steve Lyon, Durham University.
This report describes the CLNR (Customer-Led Network Revolution) trial which examined electric vehicles usage patterns and expected network loading in the event of large-scale take-up of electric vehicles.
The trial involved domestic customers who owned an electric vehicle and had access to a home charger, analysis being carried out by Durham University’s CLNR project engineering and social science teams. Observations are based on a semi-qualitative analysis of EV dataset collated from online survey, face to face interviews with householders enrolled in the CLNR project, and power monitoring data collected from households and electric vehicle (EV) chargers.
This CLNR project output is the largest socio-technical study of domestic EV charging in the UK.