E-mobility is growing so fast that we can say, it is becoming the new mobility standard worldwide. This is possible only with a extensive infrastructure, which is equals to good coverage of Charging Stations. To advance the roll out of charging infrastructure, open communication standards play a key role. They enables two-way power flows, real time information exchange, demand control and eMobility services.
The Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) is one of the industry-supported standard for communication between a Charging Station / Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) and a Charging Station Management System (CSMS). It is an open standard with no cost or licensing barriers for adoption. With every next version starting from 1.2 OCPP becomes more and more advanced. Today it can be used in different architectures for different Charging Stations.
In April 2018, the Open Charge Alliance released a new version 2.0 of the OCPP. That version solves a lot of annoying problems from version 1.6, and provides a lot of new cool features ready to implement and use.
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