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We are accepting applications to register for our trial.

What’s the NIEV project about? 

  • NIE Networks forecast around 300,000 electric vehicles (EVs) in Northern Ireland by 2030.
  • 80% of these EV's are expected to be charged primarily at home.

This increase is expected to add significant stress to the distribution network.

Intelligent charging is a way to help relieve this.

This is done by altering the charging profile of EVs to optimise available electricity network capacity whilst minimising the impact on EV drivers.

The NI Electric Vehicle (NIEV) Intelligent Charging project aims to explore this concept and demonstrate its use in Northern Ireland.

The project is seeking to recruit participants who regularly charge EVs at their home to take part in a 20-month trial, planned to commence in September 2024.

The basic criteria required for participation are as follows:

  • You must have access to an electric vehicle for the duration of the trial (currently scheduled to run from Summer 2024 to Spring 2026)
  • There must already be an EV chargepoint installed at your property
  • The vehicle must use an off-street parking location when utilising the chargepoint

To find out more about the project please visit EV Intelligent Charging | Northern Ireland Electricity Networks (

In order to assess potential eligibility for our trial, there are a few short questions for you to answer. Please bear in mind that this trial is only open to those with home chargepoints.

Please complete the form below and accept the T&Cs to register to participate in our trial.

Please confirm you have access to a fully electric (battery electric) vehicle*:
We would like to confirm some basic information about your existing chargepoint to confirm compatibility. Please complete the following:
Please confirm that you already have an EV chargepoint installed at home*:
By ticking this box, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions*: