Prevent charging from becoming a burden: smart load management instead of static reduction.
The more charging devices you plan to install at one location, the faster the network connection capacity will turn into a bottleneck, decreasing charging convenience. Digital Energy Solutions‘ load management system offers two simple and vital benefits:
1. You can always get the most out of the capacity available at your charging points and increase the convenience and attractiveness of your charging offer by having faster charging times.
2. You will benefit from cost savings by avoiding peak loads and remaining below the maximum limit of the network connection capacity.
Digital Energy Solutions’ load management for charging infrastructures is available starting at 5 Euros per month and charging device.
Key benefits of load management
Smart load management saves money and ensures short charging times. Digital Energy Solutions’ smart load management enables you to get the maximum use out of your charging infrastructure and to avoid unnecessary costs, regardless of manufacturer or current capacity requirements. Unlike other systems, Digital Energy Solutions’ load management requires no additional investments in hardware and you can add on any number of charging points at any time. Depending on the user profile and capacity limitation due to different sub-distributions, the charging points can be clustered anywhere, independently of the installation site.
Charging speed is most likely the key factor in convenience. Digital Energy Solutions‘ various charging solutions differ in terms of plugs, current intensity, current type (DC or AC current)and capacity. Vehicle models are equipped with different charging technologies and have only limited capacity at their network connection point.
Smart load management enables you to fully utilize your charging points and always make the most of limited capacity at network connection points. Energy Monitor and the integrated load management system avoid the static reduction of charging point capacity. In addition, you will be able to effectively use the connection capacity across all charging points, regardless of the vehicle types (single phase or three phase chargers) being charged at the same time. In this process, the charging capacity is automatically distributed equally across all charging points. In addition, you will have the freedom to create customized charging plans if the maximum capacity of your charging cluster is exceeded. You may, for instance, specify for newly arriving vehicles to be charged at reduced capacity (first in) or for the charging capacity to be equally reduced across all points.
If your charging infrastructure is linked to the network connection of your company building or production facilities, you may use higher charging capacities for your charging points via the network connection point. Digital Energy Solutions’ load management system dynamically identifies the maximum charging capacity and makes it available to the charging points. If electricity consumption in the building or production facilities decreases, the maximum capacity for the charging point cluster will be increased. This load management represents the most efficient use of all your energy resources. What you will need is a smart electricity meter and Digital Energy Solutions’ energy management software, Energy Monitor.
Benefits at a glance
Manufacturer-independent (active control, for instance, Schneider and Eluminocity)
No additional hardware costs
Clustering independent of the installation site
Dynamic maximum limit through the integration of smart meter data at the network connection point
Who benefits from load management? Which capacity is required to obtain useful results?
There are two arguments in favor of load management: a technical necessity due to limited connection capacity and cost minimization during operation by avoiding peak loads. The point here is to avoid excessively high network rates resulting from the highest capacity peak in the year and location-dependent price. These occur when the charging infrastructure is required for additional use during high peak loads.
Allocations where the connection capacity is at times critical even prior to the installation of a charging infrastructure should be equipped with a dynamic load management system once the first charging point has been installed. The integration of a smart meter into the network connection point reduces the charging capacity in cases where consumption at the location is extremely high. At all other times, you will benefit from faster charging times.
Even though the connection capacity is no problem, load management is frequently more efficient after the first charging point has been installed. To make a final statement about efficiency, we need to analyze your electricity load profile compared to the intended use of the charging infrastructure. Digital Energy Solutions’ load management is available starting at 5 Euros per month and charging device.