Intelligent charging with Spirii

The concept of intelligent charging is often used interchangeably in the industry and media. At Spirii, we think of both automated solutions, smart connections and optimized interaction with the grid, but also in a convenient and simple user interface for the end user, with support of a range of specific customer needs for configuration when installing.

Spirii Connect

One of the basic prerequisites for having intelligent charging is that the charge station is connected to a backend system and that real-time information can be exchanged between the charger and backend system. All Spiriis charge stations are connected to Spiriis modern and professional backend system – Spirii Connect.

Spirii Connect comes with the following services:

Read more about our charging equipment and Spirii Connect solutions here.

Plug’n charge

Some users with a private charge box at home want to be able to start charging by simply putting the cable from the charge box in the car. The charge box therefore must be configurable with the “plug’n charge” functionality, so that the user doesn’t have to use either an app or charge card to authorize and start charging. With plug’n charge the charger will start charging automatically when the plug from the charging station is connected to the car and you can quickly get on with your errands.

Closed user group

Other users need to be able to authorize charging with a charging card or an app so that unauthorized persons cannot charge on the private charge box and make juse of the power paid for by the home owner/tenant himself. Therefore, closed user groups should also be available.

Optimisation of charging (Load Management)

In housing associations and parking lots, there is often a need for advanced load balancing. This takes into account the different electric car models and their speed of charging connected to the same charger and optimizes the speed of charging between the electric vehicles with the ratio between the fuse of the charging station and the cable dimensioning. In addition, there may be requests for dynamic up and down adjustment of charging speed based on external requirements from the local power grid.

Peak-shaving

Another need, which is currently highly prioritised, is tariff-based charging, where the user either automatically charge their car when the power is cheap, or even has the ability to select when during the day the car must charge. Typically, it will be outside peak periods and at night when the power is cheapest. From the central team (local utilities and network companies), there may also be a wish that the charging of electric vehicles can be included in the ‘peak-shaving’ in a wider perspective, where the load from larger volumes of consumers, such as electric cars and heat pumps, can be controlled in cases of temporary delivery restrictions, either locally, in larger areas or nationally.

Frequency regulation

In order to support quality of delivery and a stable grid, there is an increasing need for charge operators to be able to control charging based on network frequency within the allowable range required by energy networks.
This allows the electric car to charge faster or slower depending on whether the frequency is within the allowable deviation range from 50Hz. The requirements for deviations depend on where in the country you live. Frequency regulation can be supported by a charge station (if the charge station can handle such advanced functions).

Home Power Protection

There may also be a need for automatic charging on the basis of how much power is available in a household. This lets the electric car charge with the amount of power available without the fuses turning off. We call this ‘Home Power Protection’.

Building Power Protection

There may also be a need for automatic charging on the basis of how much power is available in a household. This lets the electric car charge with the amount of power available without the fuses turning off. We call this ‘Home Power Protection’.

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