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NIA SSEN 0048: Skyline

Key activities

The solution will be a step towards a central asset database of domestic electric EV charge-points, providing detailed visibility of their geographical emergence as early as possible. In order to achieve this, the project aims to:

  • Establish and test mechanisms, in consultation with EV suppliers, EV charge point operators, installers and dealers to enable sharing of vehicle and charger enquiries and orders far sooner than that of the current post-installation notification;
  • Develop an EV asset database, with notifications to the DNOs via an Application Programming Interface (API) – ensuring compliance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and any related data privacy obligations; and
  • Produce visually indicative maps or via the EV database, generate reports to support DNO planning for EV uptake.

Expected outcomes

  • Identification of data requirements, targeting and engagement with key third-party data source companies for early visibility of EV charging connections
  • Address barriers and sign agreements with Data Source Companies
  • Create a database that will link to the data sources and provide the DNOs with the required EV data
  • Conduct a six month trial of the system
  • Develop proof of concept ready to scale to Business-As-Usual


NIA £810,000

Start/end date

September 2020 – June 2022

Project Manager

George Simopoulos

NIA 0048 Project Registration And PEA Document
NIA 0048 Project Registration And PEA Document