OCPP Local Control
Reducing Peak Demand lowers charging costs.
The easiest way to reduce Peak Demand is to control charging activity. It sounds simple, but when it comes to cloud-based OCPP-based charging systems, it isn’t. At least, it wasn’t…until now.
EVauto Local Control (EVautoLC), the EV industry’s first true OCPP local controller, extends EVauto’s patented algorithms to work with other OCPP charge management systems.
Before the release of EVauto Local Control, Charge Management Systems treated each OCPP-based charger as its own little charging universe, discrete and separate from each of the other chargers at your charging facility. There was no holistic, facility-wide approach to managing charging activity accurately because cloud-hosted OCPP Charge Management Systems couldn’t transmit meter data measuring the total power demand all of the chargers at a depot…until now.
Now, EVauto Local Control makes it possible to integrate EVauto’s charge management software to any new or existing EV charging depot. EVautoLC software manages the charging activity of each OCPP-based charger at your facility not as a single, stand-alone charger, but as part of your entire charging infrastructure. Charging activity is controlled with an eye on managing total charging power demand. In real time.
With EVautoLC, facilities operators now have a tool at their disposal which can be added to any OCPP network, enabling smart charging control to reduce both upfront capital investment in charging infrastructure and ongoing electricity costs. EVLC includes EVauto’s patented algorithms, so it is designed to automatically shift charging to lower cost times, and for even more holistic energy management, can integrate EV fleet charging control into your facility EMS to optimize total facility utility costs. EVauto Local Control can also be configured to integrate onsite solar and fixed battery storage into the charge management equation, further reducing charging costs.
On top of that, EVauto Local Control gives you more options when configuring your charging depot. EVLC meets the requirements of Chapter 750 of the 2023 National Electric Code. And that means depots using EVLC can deploy a bank of chargers that, when evaluated in aggregate, exceed the maximum allowable connected load. This exception to the calculated maximum allowable load gives depot developers more flexibility to design charging depots or retrofit existing depots in ways that both preserve flexible charging options and reduce upfront and ongoing costs.
Adding EVauto Local Control to existing fleet charging installations is easy. EVautoLC software is compatible with any OCPP 1.6j compliant open system and works with OCPP chargers regardless of the manufacturer.