26 November 2019
Making chargepoint data open and available for consumer and system benefits.
Currently, transport and energy datasets are fragmented and not in a format that enables them to be easily collated. EV drivers require better access to data to enable them to better understand and engage with their EV charging options, particularly with respect to public chargepoints. They need to understand where and when EV chargepoints are available, especially at peak times (e.g. holiday destinations during Bank Holidays, sporting events, festivals, etc).
Data access will maximise convenience for consumers and encourage the development of innovative applications that help users identify how they can best meet their charging requirements. A consistent registration strategy for all chargepoints (including private, public and workplace) will ensure optimum planning and operation of the electricity networks, further benefitting consumers.
Consideration should be given to the following points:
To facilitate the availability of open and accurate chargepoint data, public chargepoint operators, owners and market actors must make data on public chargepoint location, type, status, capacity, price and availability consistent and openly available for EV drivers by 2021. A single asset register, aligned with the Energy Data Taskforce Asset Registration Strategy, must include all fixed chargepoints (i.e. private, public, workplace, etc) and should include all relevant data to ensure optimum planning and operation of the electricity networks.
3 December 2020