We have put together some guidance and useful links that we hope will be beneficial to you.
Competent Persons Scheme (CPS)
You can join a competent person scheme and self-certify chargepoint installations. This is instead of getting building regulations approval. For more on these schemes go to the government page on CPS.
Energy Networks Association (ENA)
ENA represents the Distribution Network Operators. For more information on why ENA need to be informed about low carbon technology installations and the process involved visit here.
Energy Saving Trust Scotland (EST Scotland) Grant
For planned home chargepoint installations at addresses in Scotland, an additional grant of up to £250 (or £350 if you are in a very remote location) is available from EST Scotland.
To ensure your consumers in Scotland can benefit from this scheme:
• you must be an EST Scotland approved installer
• you must be installing a smart charger
• the consumer’s application to EST Scotland must be made before the installation takes place.
EST Scotland’s website has more information on this grant, full eligibility criteria and how to apply.
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Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
The IET’s ‘Code of Practice for Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation’ sets out the considerations needed prior to installation of an EV chargepoint and the necessary physical and electrical installation requirements. Compliance with this Code of Practice is a requirement of the Code. The IET’s Code of Practice provides a clear overview of EV charging equipment and Code members can get a 25% discount on purchase!
The IET’s Code of Practice is available to buy here.
Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV)
OZEV is a team working across government, connected to the Department for Transport and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to support the early market for ultra-low emission vehicles. Its website contains relevant news, research and statistics, and information on EVs, its EV chargepoint grant and the Workplace Charging Scheme.