The number of electric vehicles (EVs) is set to grow significantly now that the UK Government has announced a ban on petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030.
In order to avoid overloading the grid, EV charging will need to be shifted out of peak time periods of demand. This smart charging functionality is now a legal requirement for all domestic and workplace charge points sold in Britain.
So, how can charger manufacturers put this into practice?
In order to enable smart charging, charge points must be able to communicate with the grid.
Fortunately, the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) makes this possible and can guarantee your charge points meets the latest regulations.
Learn the best way to use OCPP to get ahead of smart charging regulations in our latest whitepaper, co-authored with Open Charge Alliance and Schneider Electric.
- Practical advice from Open Charge Alliance, which offers an OCPP certification program
- Hardware guidance from Schneider Electric
- Software guidance from ev.energy
“This whitepaper shows how charger manufacturers can use OCPP to easily implement a compliant smart-charging system. We have leveraged all the great work previously done by the OCA to define and drive the adoption of the OCPP protocol. Having OCPP as a standard has made it much easier for ev.energy to build a platform that turns all OCPP-compliant chargers into chargers compliant with the UK Smart Charging Regulations.” - Ashley Grealish, Head of Engineering at ev.energy
Our newly-launched charger management platform, Pando, allows you to test your OCPP implementation and compatibility with ev.energy's VPP online. Use our simple tool to check your hardware against industry-standard communication protocols. Discover Pando charger management.