The Open Charge Alliance has launched an independent certification program for the 2.0.1 version of the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP). On June 12th 11 OCA members were presented as the first OCPP 2.0.1 certifying companies during the EVS36 in Sacramento, California.
The Open Charge Alliance (OCA) is an international partnership of more than 300 companies active in the field of electric mobility. OCPP offers a uniform solution for communication between a Charging Station and the Charging Station Management System (CSMS). With this protocol it is possible to connect any CSMS with any Charging Station, regardless of brand, service or vendor. A uniform standard prevents all kinds of coordination problems and is therefore an advantage for the whole electric vehicle market.
The OCPP 2.0.1 Certification Program is a joint effort of the members of the OCA and three independent test laboratories DEKRA, DNV and KSGA with in total seven locations around the world, to test conformance to the OCPP 2.0.1 specification.
With an OCPP conformance certificate, vendors and buyers of OCPP compliant systems can now verify that the OCPP 2.0.1 specification has been implemented fully and correctly.
First OCPP 2.0.1 Certified Companies
The companies who will be certified first for the ‘Core’ and ‘Advanced Security’ certification profiles are:
- Charging Stations: IOCharger, KEVIT, Kostal, SwitchEV and Trialog.
- Charging Station Management Systems: Driivz, ITE, KEVIT, Pumpkin, SwitchEV, Tardis and Vattenfall.
- Mode 1 / 2 only Charging Station: KERI
All companies are OCA members and pioneers in the EV charging sector and market leaders for their charging solutions. They have worked together with OCA in a special program to validate the OCPP 2.0.1 conformance test cases and testing procedures.
WORLDWIDE TESTING FACILITIES
OCPP certification testing is offered by the OCA appointed testing facilities at DEKRA Arnhem (Netherlands), DEKRA Sterling (Virginia, USA) and DEKRA Concord (California USA), DNV Arnhem (Netherlands), DNV Singapore and DNV Rochester (New York, USA) and KSGA Seoul (Korea).
With the opening of two additional testing facilities in the USA, the Open Charge Alliance is supporting the industry in the US to prepare for the upcoming requirements for US funding programs.
CORE & Advanced Security Certificate
In accordance with its mission to promote open source protocols, the Open Charge Alliance has opened the certification programs for members and non-members, where members will receive a discount. Besides the ‘Core’ and ’Advanced Security’ Certificate, applicants will also be able to certify specific additional profiles like Smart Charging, ISO15118 and Reservations. Certification for these profiles will be available later this year.
More information on OCPP 2.0.1 Certification
More information on the certification process, the location of the test laboratories and documentation can be found here: OCPP 2.0.1 Certification