Tomorrow SP Energy Networks will convene Edinburgh councillors, public transport operators and business leaders to lay out the issues around preparing Scotland’s capital city for the electric revolution ahead. The electricity network operator – which transmits and distributes electricity across central and southern Scotland as well as Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and North Shropshire – is leading the way in preparing urban and rural areas for the advent of electric cars and low carbon district heating schemes. At “Empowering Smart Cities” SP Energy Networks chief executive Frank Mitchell will lay out the challenges ahead to the electric grid which delivers the safe and secure supply of people’s electricity. It is predicted that the growth in electric vehicles will accelerate, but if investment is not made in local electricity grids ahead of this growth, the Scottish Government’s low carbon ambitions could grind to a halt. The meeting follows similar events held by SP Energy Networks in Glasgow and Liverpool earlier this year.
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