Leading the charge on supporting EV uptake at Everything Electric

12 February 2024

Essential Energy’s Electric Vehicles (EV) team has led the charge on how the organisation will support the uptake of EV’s across regional, rural and remote NSW during the Everything Electric Australia conference in Sydney from 9-11 February.

Everything Electric travels the world in a bid to teach people to #StopBurningStuff. This year’s show also showcased the biggest EV test drive experience in Australia, plus dozens of live sessions with experts on a range of topics.

Senior Commercial Specialist of Electric Vehicles Alexei Watson was one of the experts on hand to speak during a panel on how Essential Energy is supporting businesses looking to electrify their fleets through enabling charging infrastructure in regional, remote and rural NSW.

“Much like the diversity of our network, there are a range of charging options on the market. To meet the growing need for charging when travelling throughout the network footprint, we have various initiatives in place to support the installation of these different options,” Alexei says.

“By working closely with electric vehicle Charge Point Operators and Councils, Essential Energy is supporting the installation of more charging infrastructure across the network.

“As this type of work is in its infancy, we are trialling different methods to map out the ‘best-practice’ for connections and installations as the applications continue to increase.”

Alexei also says that Essential Energy’s dedicated EV team is working closely with Charge Point Operators doing large-scale fast charger roll outs, like NRMA Energy, who has partnered with the federal government to install over 100 fast chargers nationally as part of the National Highway charging program. The first fast charger installed on the network as part of the program was in Mudgee.

Find out more on how Essential Energy is supporting EV charging.

3 panel members discussing electric vehicles

Senior Commercial Specialist - Electric Vehicles Alexei Watson speaks during the Everything Electric Australia conference.