Dynamic Load Management to Operate EV Charging Sites

Floading Energy Infra is a solution company based in the Netherlands, offering end-to-end solutions for electric vehicle fleets — planning, installation, and operations. Floading also offers charging hardware along with charging management software for their fleet customers.

with Ampcontrol

The Challenge

Energy Management

Data Access and OCPP

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4 charging sites
total 50 chargers (AC & DC)

Floading and Ampcontrol have a shared vision of the importance of smart load management for scaling electric fleet operations. In this project, Floading and Ampcontrol work on four charging sites together, with a total of 50 Floading chargers, including AC and DC fast chargers. The sites have dual-usage for last-mile delivery and bus fleets, as well as public charging.

Soon, the sites will increase the number of chargers, integrate building loads into the charging decisions, and include solar power generation in their sites. These additions will increase their charging capacity while allowing electric fleets to reduce their monthly energy cost and increase the use of renewable energies, subsequently lowering their carbon footprint.

1-Day
Software Integration Process

Ampcontrol directly connected the real-time control software to the 50 Floading charges in less than a day, proving the scalability capacities of the software, and the speed at which Floading can optimize new charging stations.

100%
Chargers Dynamically Distributing Charging Load

For 50 charge points, Ampcontrol manages and optimizes 1,700 charging sessions per month, dynamically distributing the charging load of the site.

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Remote Monitoring & Testing

Ampcontrol tested various optimization approaches remotely, avoiding the need for in-person testing or hardware integration. The engineers perform successful tests, updates, and monitoring without in-person visits.

Challenges

Ensure Scaling Possibilities

With Floadings’s plans of increasing the site’s charging capacities, it is essential to prove that the charging sites are able to handle additional charging stations without having power issues, or extremely high energy bills.

Provide Smart Power Distribution

With Floading’s dual-usage sites, it is important to manage unexpected high power demands when there is a high volume of charging sessions among fleet vehicles and public vehicles. Ampcontrol’s software dynamically distributes power, prioritizing public vehicles.

Avoid Expensive Demand Charges

Floading’s billing system is based on the total peak demand of the site. For this reason, it is necessary to reduce the peak demand as much as possible to avoid high energy bills. As operations scale, they must be able to keep operations affordable while keeping an eye on energy consumption levels.

Solution

Speedy Software Integration

Floading implemented Ampcontrol’s real-time optimization software in March 2022, in just under one day, to control the charging at four sites. Ampcontrol connects to the Floading AC and DC fast chargers to send and receive charging profiles and runs real-time optimizations to ensure the most efficient utilization of the sites.

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Efficient Real-Time Charging Optimization

Ampcontrol’s software automatically optimizes the charging load by taking into account all active sessions, state of charge, and level of priority of each vehicle. With this information, the software dynamically distributes the charging load to reduce the site’s peak demand, and ensure the on-time departure of all vehicles. By doing so, Ampcontrol is also able to establish the site’s current power capacity, and the optimal maximum capacity, so Floading can plan accordingly the expansion of their operations.

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Intelligent Software for Electric Vehicles

Whether you’re a fleet manager, EV manufacturer, or charging point operator, Ampcontrol is an AI-powered software that makes it easy for you to implement intelligent charging for electric vehicles.

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Dynamic Load Management to Operate EV Charging Sites

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