Partners

Ricardo

Ricardo

Ricardo is a global strategic, technical and environmental consultancy, and a specialist niche manufacturer of high-performance products. The company employs over 2,000 professional engineers, consultants and scientist who are committed to delivering outstanding projects focused on class-leading innovation.

Ricardo has significant experience of working on NIC projects, including leading workstreams, and it has relevant skills in each of the key project roles. Ricardo has been an active project partner and taken lead roles in the development and implementation of a number of Low Carbon Network Fund and NIC projects.

Ricardo is the lead partner responsible for the successful delivery of the DC Share project.

Western Power Distribution

Western Power Distribution

Western Power Distribution is the DNO responsible for electricity distribution in the Midlands, South West and Wales. Western Power Distribution will be project sponsors for DC Share and will be responsible for delivering the full benefits to their customers and to Ofgem.

DC Share will be organised with a Western Power Distribution Project Sponsor who will have overall accountability for the project. The project sponsor will ensure that DC Share delivers to our customers and to Ofgem the technical and learning benefits described in this proposal.

Somerset West and Taunton

Somerset West and Taunton

Somerset West and Taunton is the Local Authority hosting the trial for DC rapid charging hubs, we are supporting the project by enabling the implementation of electric vehicle charge points on Council owned sites within the centre of Taunton.

Somerset West and Taunton Council have declared a climate emergency and the DC Share project supports our commitment to working towards making the Council and the area as a whole carbon neutral by 2030.   

Somerset West and Taunton are providing local project management resource from within the Council to act as day to day contact for Ricardo, who are the lead partner for the successful delivery of this project.

Electricity North West

Electricity North West

Electricity North West is the DNO responsible for electricity distribution in the North West England. Electricity North West complementing the knowledge brought by Western Power Distribution to ensure the DC Share solution is applicable across GB. The Electricity North West region has a wide variety of customers in areas of heavy industry, high-tech industry, major cities and rural areas.

TPS

TPS

TPS design and manufacture world class power conversion systems using cutting edge technology. They have relevant experience in the delivery of power converters for use on public LV distribution networks through their role on the UKPN’s FUN-LV and Active Response projects.

They have experience of developing and manufacturing High Voltage products in the form of power supplies for laser cutting with operating voltage ranges of 35 to 50kV.

TPS are providing the power converters and charge points for the DC Share trial.

Vectos

Vectos

Vectos is a transport planning, infrastructure design and flood risk, hydrogeology and sustainable drainage consultancy specialising in assisting the property development industry to maximise the commercial value of land/assets through the planning process.

They have gained an enviable reputation for master planning and securing planning contents and Development Consent Orders for complex and challenging schemes.

Vectos are assisting with the practical aspects of the project in respect of locating the charge points

Both Ricardo and Vectos will be engaging with EV users to maximise the project learning.