Roaming for public charging connectors leads to new operator business-models for charging-infrastructure.
Author: Jonas Kilian
How the operator of a charging station enables strangers to charge their vehicle there. These “ad hoc users” may be visitors to a leisure facility, guests of a hotel or restaurant, etc.
In this series of articles we will gradually develop a “Business Concept Map” in the context of electromobility.
We’ll start with the private wallbox and look at non-public charging in general.
In this article we will show how how events, movement data, measured values and the resulting states become an overall picture that can be grasped intuitively.
Let us look at the status of the charging connector and charging process in detail – from the perspective of a user who wants to charge their vehicle.
Let us talk about meter readings, phases, amperage and events.
All smart charging-stations for electric vehicles connect to a so called “charge-point management system” (CPMS). Our CPMS is called “Gridware”. In it’s most basic function it simply is an IoT-platform, recording everything the hardware (i.e. each charging station) is transmitting.