The future is looking bright for EV charging standards

by Juha Stenberg

OCPP advances EV charging standards further with support from OASIS

Good news for EV charging station suppliers, integrators, utilities and associations around the world: A new technical committee from OASIS – the nonprofit consortium that drives development, convergence and adoption of open standards for global information – is standing now behind OCPP in full support.

 The just-announced OASIS OCPP EV Charging Equipment Data Exchange Technical Committee will work to open global markets by enabling any EV charge point to connect with any central system or third-party network service provider, regardless of vendor. Not bad at all.

 

Standardization helps everyone

 As Lonneke Driessen of OCA stated: “OCPP is the only open standard in the EV charging equipment management space that is in common use anywhere in the world. Transitioning the work to OASIS will encourage even more companies to contribute to the standard, increasing industry confidence and adoption even further."

Setting OCPP as the standard of EV charging is not only useful to the industry. EV drivers around the world can sigh in relief – knowing that their charging experience is supported by a universally standardized charging protocol. Less uncertainty definitely brings less hassle.

“OCPP is the only open standard in the EV charging equipment management space that is in common use anywhere in the world."

OCPP paints EV charging standards green

 Sustainability is one of the key benefits of EV charging, and having a standardized protocol further improves chances of cutting down OPEX and CO2 emissions around the world. OASIS CEO and Executive Director Laurent Liscia aptly said:

 "OCPP will make it easier and more cost-effective for municipalities and countries to improve their energy security and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by deploying an interoperable, grid-integrated EV charging station network. We are excited to see OCPP progress at OASIS, and we encourage more utilities and EV companies to get involved in the decisions that will affect them."

 

You’ve got to roll with it

Chago has been strongly participating in OCPP and relevant cloud back-end standardization for a good while now. Making EV charging part of smart energy systems with easier integration is accomplished through standardization. At Chago we support the development and adoption of OCPP as it drives our goals: lower OPEX costs, sustainability, and smart services. Rolling with standardized protocols like OCPP simply makes EV charging a better option for everyone.

 


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Topics: EV infrastructure, EV charging business, ev charging infrastructure, ev charging service, ev charging networks

Written by Juha Stenberg

Juha Stenberg

Juha Stenberg is the Managing Director of Chago. Possessing a vast experience in senior positions in the intersecting fields of energy and technology, Juha is a leading figure in the Nordic cleantech industry. He has been a member of various energy and technology industry associations, having also served as a governmental policy advisor. Juha travels extensively for work and pleasure and likes to relax by researching his next destination.