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EA Technology Develops New Online Software For Designing LV Networks


  • 06 April 2022

  • EA Technology

2022

With the increase in connection requests for new build and low carbon technologies, existing processes are struggling to cope. 

 EA Technology is delighted to announce the launch of ConnectGrid, an online software tool that enables connection providers and network operators to design and model electrical network connections. ConnectGrid gives an intuitive web-based experience to rapidly model low voltage networks, and it is optimised for modern web browsers. 

With the increase in the number of connection requests for new build and low carbon technologies, existing processes are struggling to cope. The Government EV Infrastructure Strategy, published last week,  committed to 300,000 public charge points by 2030 and the National Infrastructure Strategy (2020) set a target for 600,000 heat pumps by 2028, so the problem is only going to get worse.  

EA Technology has created a tool which supports these growing demands. ConnectGrid supports several low-carbon technologies, including EV charge points and solar photovoltaics, which are now essential as these technologies become mainstream or even mandatory for developments, and hence connections have to account for them accurately 

ConnectGrid is the successor to WinDEBUT and provides a modern, mobile-friendly, touchscreen enabled replacement with a simple subscription-based model. Unlike traditional software, ConnectGrid is web-based and will automatically update, eliminating some of the issues which installed systems can often experience. It is an essential tool for any network planner, operator, connection provider, or electrical design consultant, looking to design networks safely and at the lowest possible cost. 

Adrian Vinsome, Product Manager at EA Technology, comments: 

 “With around 60% of the UK’s green-house gases coming from heat and transport, we’re going to have to embrace a lot more EVs and heat pumps if we’re going to get to the net zero target by 2050. This means that we’ll need a lot of new electrical connections, so we’ve developed a software tool that makes designing these new connections as quick and easy as possible. The network operators are already seeing an unprecedented rise in the number of connection requests and the existing processes are struggling to cope with demand.”  

ConnectGrid is available now from EA Technology . To find out more visit our website: www.eatechnology.com or call us at +44 (0) 151 347 2313.