OCPP

Main function
Authorization, Communication
Brief info
Monitoring, managing and billing via OCPP service providers
Application for
Semi-public, Public

OCPP (Open Charge Point Protocol) is an open communication standard. OCPP controls the communication between a charging station and a back-end system of OCPP service provider, focusing on monitoring and billing.
OCPP can easier to create a large-scale, visible charging station network that uses a range of different charging stations since there is a requirement for only one operating system. It's similar to cell phones and cell phone networks.

Contracting with an OCPP service provider open a wide range of services for station owner as:

  • charging service is available for any public electric car owners
  • internal billing of energy consumption in semi-public (e.g rental office building) charging networks
  • managing charging availability for users