300 smart chargers, largely within UK Power Networks’ footprint, have been connected to the Kaluza platform. By taking intelligent control, Kaluza is testing the effectiveness of different ‘time of use’ DUoS charges to influence charging outside of peak times, when the DUoS charge is lower.
Kaluza’s AI platform receives wholesale electricity pricing data in real time and combines it with the DUoS price feed from UK Power Networks and ‘other’ supply costs. Kaluza will shift EV charging away from peak times on the network based on the pricing signals it receives, unless overridden by the end user. Kaluza’s optimisation algorithms will then take control of EV charging so that it occurs at times of low wholesale price, or times when abundant clean energy is on the grid.
This enables Kaluza to test how smart charging technologies will respond on a network with a ‘time of use’ DUoS charge and how flexible devices can alleviate stress on the network.