EP8 Beyond Journeys: Jonathan Riggall, Director at Stantec: We need an EV Charging Renaissance
💬 “Some people are saying don’t worry about new power capacity, because we’ll just take the power out of EV cars and distribute it back into the network. But it is not that simple, for starters the grid was never designed for that.” Jonathan Riggall
🎙️ Jonathan Riggall has a background in climate change strategy, pollution impact, and environmental appraisal. He works across a range of sectors including renewable energy, community development, and power distribution. His speciality is working with investors and innovators to establish new technology and approaches to dealing with global growth. His broad skill base as a geographer has included working on international infrastructure investments and projects included environmental offshore wind farms and developing low-carbon infrastructure investment models for towns.
🎧 In this episode, Jonathan talks about:
💡 1.) the decline of the legacy petrol station
💡 2.) the grand challenge of working out what replaces petrol stations
💡 3.) the reason why thousands of endpoint EV chargers are not the complete answer
💡 4.) the challenges with using EVs to balance and support the energy grid
💡 5.) how these changes could prompt not just a technical revolution, but also a cultural and social revolution
This is the Beyond Journeys series on the Boundless Podcast, we are exploring how the electrification of road travel will impact our lives and environment.
Learn more about the series at www.boundlesspodcast.co.uk/beyond-journeys/