UK Power Networks (UKPN) has announced that it is launching trials to test and develop different approaches to electric vehicle (EV) smart charging as part its Shift project. Announced on Thursday 21 March, the project is focused on domestic smart charging.

UKPN said that it seeks to stimulate the market-led development of smart charging solutions through working with market participants to develop, enable and trial customer propositions for EVs. UKPN will also develop processes, proof-of-concept systems and commercial arrangements to enable these propositions and seek to understand customer response to these propositions and the associated network impacts in a controlled environment.

UKPN is inviting expressions of interest to take part in the trials.