Siemens and Osprey Charging have launched a new collaboration to help fast-track the commissioning of EV charging sites across the UK.
As part of the collaboration, Siemens will become a preferred supplier of meter operator (MOP) services and commission and install meters at each Osprey EV charge point around the country.
The meters deliver power to the charging units and record electricity usage for accurate billing, reporting and recharging.
This agreement also will help speed up the delivery of new charging sites by providing a dedicated, scalable commissioning service.
In the past six months, 100 charging stations have been added by Osprey across the country, from Perthshire to Cornwall.
The company has a programme to more than double the size of its network to more than 1,000 chargepoints in 2023.
Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging, said, “It is imperative that we are able to act quickly to deliver the EV charging infrastructure required to meet public demand.
“It’s no small feat from an infrastructure perspective and we are focused on how to support this delivery at pace.
“A key challenge is that the roll out process requires solutions for metering that support commissioning of the charge points.
“Finding a partner that can offer the scale that will help us meet delivery timelines we’re committing to is a fundamental part of the puzzle.
“The team at Siemens has an in-depth understanding of the way meter installations are queued as well as the operational processes at our side too.
“As a result, we have been able to get power into our units, irrespective of their location, in a matter of days while others have had to wait potentially weeks or months.”