Improving EV-charging with really smart meters

Embedded Development

Oct 2020,

The Smart Meter Gateway Project focused on providing smart offline energy management solutions for electric vehicle (EV) charging. Using dedicated hardware from our client, a regional energy supplier, the power consumption of EV-charging stations can be evaluated and managed dynamically throughout smart cities.

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The
Challenge

To project was born to address the problem of energy consumption in future smart cities, where electric vehicles will be charged up everywhere throughout a city. The main problem we had to tackle was to allow smart meter gateways to collect data directly from EV-charging stations.

The
Solution

We leveraged a dedicated hardware module, running Linux, to communicate directly with consumer EV-charging stations within a wide area network. This required us to implement the OCPP protocol in C++ for the embedded system. The data collected can be forwarded to the smart meter gateway, which is connected to the prototype module. In the case of connectivity to the backend being cut, the solution is still completely autonomous

The
Impact

Our prototype allows an interface with EV-charging stations, which in the near future of smart cities will require a significant amount of power. This trend demands the appropriate management of power that this system provides.

Technologies

  • C++
  • Linux
  • OCPP
  • Kotlin

Team Size

3 people

Year

3 months

Maturity Level

Prototype

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The
Challenge

To project was born to address the problem of energy consumption in future smart cities, where electric vehicles will be charged up everywhere throughout a city. The main problem we had to tackle was to allow smart meter gateways to collect data directly from EV-charging stations.

The
Solution

We leveraged a dedicated hardware module, running Linux, to communicate directly with consumer EV-charging stations within a wide area network. This required us to implement the OCPP protocol in C++ for the embedded system. The data collected can be forwarded to the smart meter gateway, which is connected to the prototype module. In the case of connectivity to the backend being cut, the solution is still completely autonomous

The
Impact

Our prototype allows an interface with EV-charging stations, which in the near future of smart cities will require a significant amount of power. This trend demands the appropriate management of power that this system provides.

Technologies

  • C++
  • Linux
  • OCPP
  • Kotlin

Team Size

3 people

Year

3 months

Maturity Level

Prototype

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The
Challenge

To project was born to address the problem of energy consumption in future smart cities, where electric vehicles will be charged up everywhere throughout a city. The main problem we had to tackle was to allow smart meter gateways to collect data directly from EV-charging stations.

The
Solution

We leveraged a dedicated hardware module, running Linux, to communicate directly with consumer EV-charging stations within a wide area network. This required us to implement the OCPP protocol in C++ for the embedded system. The data collected can be forwarded to the smart meter gateway, which is connected to the prototype module. In the case of connectivity to the backend being cut, the solution is still completely autonomous

The
Impact

Our prototype allows an interface with EV-charging stations, which in the near future of smart cities will require a significant amount of power. This trend demands the appropriate management of power that this system provides.

Technologies

  • C++
  • Linux
  • OCPP
  • Kotlin

Team Size

3 people

Year

3 months

Maturity Level

Prototype

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The
Challenge

To project was born to address the problem of energy consumption in future smart cities, where electric vehicles will be charged up everywhere throughout a city. The main problem we had to tackle was to allow smart meter gateways to collect data directly from EV-charging stations.

The
Solution

We leveraged a dedicated hardware module, running Linux, to communicate directly with consumer EV-charging stations within a wide area network. This required us to implement the OCPP protocol in C++ for the embedded system. The data collected can be forwarded to the smart meter gateway, which is connected to the prototype module. In the case of connectivity to the backend being cut, the solution is still completely autonomous

The
Impact

Our prototype allows an interface with EV-charging stations, which in the near future of smart cities will require a significant amount of power. This trend demands the appropriate management of power that this system provides.

Technologies

  • C++
  • Linux
  • OCPP
  • Kotlin

Team Size

3 people

Year

3 months

Maturity Level

Prototype

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