EV Charging and Solar Carports - Public Power Solutions Ltd Swindon

Public Power Solutions Ltd. (PPS) is a company wholly-owned by Swindon Borough Council which has been set up to deliver innovative solutions in the areas of Waste and Power. 


The challenge

Providing charging infrastructure in a way that supports the growth of electric vehicles and delivers a benefit to the council.

The solution

Public Power Solutions Ltd. (PPS) is a company wholly-owned by Swindon Borough Council which has been set up to deliver innovative solutions in the areas of Waste and Power. 

The momentum behind the electric vehicle revolution now seems to be unstoppable. The government is banning new fossil fuel powered cars from 2040 and EV sales are climbing rapidly (as diesels decline). Government policy is supportive through the new Clean Growth and Industrial Strategies, with grants available for installing EV chargers at home and work.

Local authorities have a key role to play in ensuring they deliver the infrastructure that supports the revolution. Public Power Solutions are working with Swindon Borough Council (SBC) on an EV charging feasibility study on council assets to ensure this matches residents’ future needs while also being commercially viable. This will include a range of Council stakeholders - from facilities and energy management to economic development - to create a plan which delivers maximum local benefit from the EV transition.

There are many factors to consider such as the availability of power needed to charge, the parking and charging rules that need to be put into place and the various charging speeds that will be required.

Taking all these factors into account, we are coordinating both with SBC and local businesses to come up with a commercial proposition that fits the council’s aspirations; this is a service we can also offer to other Local Authorities looking to embrace the EV revolution.

How is the new approach being sustained?

As a council owned trading company the long term aim will be for public power solutions to provide a surplus back to the council.

Links to relevant documents

www.publicpowersolutions.co.uk