eSmart Networks, our smart energy business, provides electric vehicle charging and smart energy infrastructure. The business was created in late 2017 to respond to the UK’s need for charging infrastructure, alongside the need for smart energy solutions. It is also developing the delivery of renewable energy connections and on-site extra high voltage electrical infrastructure.
eSmart Network’s highly technical skills and specialised electrical accreditations allow the business to offer customers a complete package of services which spans grid constraint solutions, grid connections and the onsite specialised civil and electrical installations.
As an Independent Connection Provider (“ICP”) eSmart Networks are able to design and build all connections in the UK across all Distribution Network Operator (“DNO”) areas, from low voltage up to 132kV.
The UK has a legal commitment to tackle climate change and in 2019, it became the first major economy to write into law the commitment to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. Transport generates approximately a quarter of all the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions; therefore, to achieve the legally binding reduction target for the UK, emissions generated from transport need to be extensively reduced.
In November 2020, the Government published The Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution. The plan includes the acceleration of the shift to zero emission vehicles, which will end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2030.
eSmart Networks was created by Nexus to support the UK’s transition to a lower-carbon transportation system as well as to provide renewable energy connections.