[From original post: 1 February 2022]
The Council’s Parking Development team has advised us that the eight new EV charging points are to be installed in Thirlestane Road with work starting this week (31 January 2022). The charge points will be at the junction with Whitehouse Loan, as shown in this diagram. The charging points will be installed as four dual-socket 22kW AC outlets, serving eight bays. As noted in the post above, the rate of charging for any EV will be limited by the capacity of the car’s on-board charger. We would expect the new charging points to be part of the ChargePlace Scotland (CPS) network, usable with a CPS RFID card or through the CPS app.
The Council’s email continues:
“The works will be carried out Monday to Friday between the hours of 08:00 and 17:00 and the Contractor for the works is WGM Engineering working on behalf of BP Pulse. Thirlestane Road will remain open during these times. However, to allow for the safe execution of the works, a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) will be in place to allow on-street parking to be suspended where necessary. There will be on-street notices and yellow no waiting cones to detail any restrictions in place.
The work will be carried out in two phases:
Phase 1: Civil Works
Description: Excavation works to install the bases and track for ducting and cabling for the Electrical Vehicle Charging Points.
Start Date: 31 January 2022
Duration: 10 days
Phase 2: Electrical Works
Description: Installation of cabling and charging points, and connection to electricity grid.
Start Date: TBC*
Duration: 10 days
* The electrical work is dependent on availability from Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN). Further correspondence will be issued once a date has been agreed with SPEN.
Throughout the works, access will be maintained at all times for residential properties, pedestrians and emergency services. Arrangements will also be made with the Council’s Waste and Cleansing team to allow refuse collections as normal. Please be assured that we will make every effort to minimise disruption and noise throughout the works.”