Currently there are 5 organizations on the board of OCA: Greenlots, ESB, RWE, G2 mobility and ElaadNL. These 5 organizations represent all OCA participants and are a reflection of the different participant groups of OCA.
Functions of the OCA Board:
- Formulates annual plan and budget
- Is responsible for establishing or ending working groups and task groups
- Determines the main strategy
OCA has three working groups, technical, compliancy and marketing, with their own leader. The working group leader can decide to form a task group to reach a certain goal. At present the technical working group has three task groups that work on their own assignment.
A task group works with a limited number of persons on a specific problem. A working group decides to create a task group. For example the OCPP 1.6 task group is created to develop OCPP 1.6.
Participating in OCA and its Working Groups:
- Gives influence on the functionality and technical deployment of the interfaces.
- Gives possibilities to do joint testing, exchange experiences, compare implementations and gain knowledge. And to make sure the systems are interoperable and to prove that it is right implemented.
- Can give marketing value to your organization as membership proves that your organization believes in open standardized protocols/interfaces, which you can use in your communication.
- Makes you a front runner regarding knowledge and implementation of the open interfaces.
- You contribute to the continuation, existence and free availability of OCPP and other supported open standards.