OCA looks back on a succesful First Open Charge Congress26 November 2014
From November 18-20, the Open Charge Alliance organized its first Open Charge Congress, hosted by Alfen ICU. Goal of the event was to introduce OCA and the latest developments in the Alliance to its relations and to provide room for the OCA participants to discuss the new features of OCPP 2.0, OSCP and the progress in the Compliancy Working Group. The event concluded with an interoperability day, where OCA participants with Central System and Charge Point implementations of OCPP could test against the systems of other vendors.
A special highlight during the event was the participation of the 50st OCA member: IBIL.
All relevant documentation and the presentations can be found at the bottom of this page
Short Summary per Day
Day 1: Business Event
- Eduardo Zabala (Tecnalia/COTEVOS)
Mr. Zabala informed the audience about the motivations and possibilities within COTEVOS for interoperability testing. Coorporation with the Compliancy Working Group will be a logic next step.
- OCA Board
The OCA Board showed us the latest numbers of OCA, introduces the 50st participant and the Advisory Board: a new ‘department’ within OCA which advices the board on technical decisions and business development. A clear message from the OCA Board is that the most and important work on Open Standards is done by the members in the Working Groups, and not in the Board itself!
- Introduction to OCA
Michel Bayings (eMobility Consulting) gave a more in-depth presentation about the Open Charge Alliance, how to become a participant, etc.
- Open Smart Charging Protocol
Lennart Verheijen (Enexis) and Hans de Boer (GreenFlux) showed the audience that Smart Charging is an important topic for the DSO’s as well as the EV market. With OSCP, it is possible to charge more vehicles on the same grid connection and cables, which results in a reduction of the TCO of EV charging.
- OCPP 2.0
Franc Buve (CGI) introduced the participants of the Open Charge Congress to the new features and functionalities in OCPP 2.0
As an IT Privacy and Security Architect Smart Grids, Carlos Montes Portela (Enexis) presented the risks and solutions for security in Smart Grids. The conclusion was that this topic needs more attention and with little investment, suitable solutions are available.
Day 2: Technical Event
The technical event was the place for OCA participants to have face to face meetings with the Working Groups, and talk about their progress.
- OSCP Working Group; Actions and Decisions published in the Member Workflow Engine
- Technology Working Group; Actions and Decisions published in the Member Workflow Engine
- Compliancy Working Group; Actions and Decisions published in the Member Workflow Engine
Day 3: Interop Event
This day, it was possible to test your OCPP implementation with another OCA participant. About 7 participating companies used this possibility. We learned that all implementations, with a few minor interpretation exceptions, could successfully connect to multiple systems from several vendors. Again, a great confirmation of the interoperability of the Open Charge Point Protocol. The Compliancy Working Group will address the interpretation differences and looks for possibilities in improving the specification to prevent these ambiguities.
The Open Charge Alliance would like to thank the host of the event Alfen ICU and all the supporting visitors of the Open Charge Congress for their participation, and is looking forward to work together on Open Standards!
- Factsheet OCPP2.0
- General Opening
- Keynote: Eduardo Zabala (COTEVOS)
- Board Presentation
- OSCP Workshop
- OCPP2.0 Workshop
- OCA intro Workshop
- Security Workshop