June 11th 14 - Charge infra tender Province North Brabant, NL.06 December 2014
The Dutch provence of Noord-Brabant recently published a tender for the supply, installation and maintenance of 155 public charging stations. The innovative specifications of these charging stations have been established in collaboration with Distribution System Operator Enexis. The charging stations are to be equipped with a controller that supports Smart Charging. This is necessary because the Grid Connection of the charging stations with two connectors is based on a 3x25A level, while the output power per socket is 3x16A. To prevent an overload, Smart Charging is necessary when two vehicles are charging simultaneously.
To realize Smart Charging and other innovative features, the technical specification of the tender contains an OCPP 1.5 JSON implementation, together with a light version of the Smart Charging possibilities from OCPP 2.0 (to be released).
OCA finds it great to see that the hard work that has been done by the supporting members already results in OCPP as a required protocol for backend communication in international tenders.
The tender and supporting technical documents, which are only available in Dutch, can be found here https://www.tenderned.nl/tenderned-web/aankondiging/detail/samenvatting/akid/86d74520587fac82e4308caafc79f643/cid/256149