Innovation project - peak / off-peak pricing
Peak / off-peak pricing
East Lothian Council was one of four local authorities who hosted the Agile Streets project to investigate the impact of peak / off-peak energy pricing and ability to schedule charging.
Following that project ELC trialled the extension of peak/off-peak pricing to more of its chargers to reflect the carbon-intensity of the electricity grid and to encourage people to charge their vehicle outwith the 4-8pm period when demand for electricity is greatest. These are the times when wind, hydro and solar power are most likely to be supplemented by imported carbon-intensive gas or coal-generated power.
Peak / off-peak pricing has now been extended to all East Lothian Council chargers.