Quick Definition: Smart charging is a flexible Electric Vehicle (EV) charging model that aims to shift electricity consumption away from a utility provider’s peak hours. Using input from sensors and users, smart charging attempts to balance efficient electric grid usage with the user’s charging needs.
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What are Smart Meters and How Do They Work?
A quiet revolution is transforming the energy sector—the rise of smart meters. These devices are not just digital versions of traditional energy meters. They represent a move towards a smarter, more connected, and more efficient energy system. To truly appreciate this transformation, we must ask the fundamental question, "What is a smart meter, and how does it work?"
What Is Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP)?
Why use OCPP? OCCP defines how charge stations and central management systems transmit commands like start and stop power, as well as diagnostic data such as how much power is being consumed or if there are any errors. By standardizing these transmissions, OCCP ensures that charge stations and central management systems from different suppliers can communicate.