Smart Charging – Benefits For EV Drivers, Energy Suppliers and Point Operators

Smart charging

Smart charging offers many benefits to electric vehicle (EV) drivers, energy suppliers and charging point operators alike. It helps prevent system imbalances while decreasing grid upgrades costs.

Optimizes energy usage and prioritizes electricity from renewable energy sources. Furthermore, this platform enables flexible energy management based on demand.

Optimal charging

As electric vehicle technology rapidly develops, so too do smart charging solutions available. Smart chargers don’t simply supply power; instead they communicate between themselves and with vehicle drivers to optimize charging processes through data connections and software that allow charging stations to monitor, manage, and control energy utilization based on business requirements.

Assuming you have solar panels at home and an EV charger enabled with two-way or bidirectional charging (V2H), solar power can be used during the day to charge up your EV’s battery; at nighttime it can then power household appliances, thereby helping offset peak demand on the grid.

Smart charging also assists businesses and commercial properties that feature multiple EV chargers in reducing energy consumption. Through power sharing or load balancing, multiple chargers connected to one network can dynamically allocate energy capacity among themselves and connected devices; preventing an overall maximum energy capacity being exceeded that could otherwise incur costly charges from utilities companies.

Smart EV charging offers another key benefit: peak shaving capabilities allow EV drivers to reduce electricity cost peaks through charging during off-peak hours to save on energy costs and avoid peak shaving features activation via smartphone apps.

Without smart EV charging, there is an enormous surge of energy demand when everyone heads off to work each morning – putting undue strain on the electricity grid and risking costly and disruptive power shortages. Smart EV charging helps eliminate this problem by automatically scheduling EVs to charge less during these peak periods and using storage to balance out energy demand loads.

Implementing smart EV charging for businesses is increasingly becoming a necessity, not only to save on fuel and maintenance costs but also gain access to features that enhance productivity and efficiency – such as:


Electric vehicle charging can help to lower environmental impact, but can strain the electricity grid, which was never intended to handle such large amounts of energy in such short amounts of time. Smart charging helps address this problem by optimizing energy consumption; it does this through creating an online communication session between the charging station and driver’s EV, as well as by adjusting power levels during charging sessions.

Smart charging enables EV drivers to manage their power usage by altering when and how often they charge, saving money on energy bills while helping conserve energy in their community. Furthermore, participating in demand response programs offers them preferential energy rates.

Smart charging also protects battery life by charging at lower rates that are better for the lithium-ion batteries in your EV, thus helping prevent corrosion and shorten its lifespan. By opting for smart charging, your car’s EV will charge at lower rates that prevent corrosion while simultaneously safeguarding its lifespan.

Smart charging technology enables EV owners to remotely monitor their charger, providing both regular monitoring and troubleshooting of issues with the charger. If there are issues, smart charging allows for quick contact between you and the manufacturer for repairs to be implemented more easily and quickly.

At the core of any smart EV charging system lies its success – ensuring a secure connection between charger and car. Once charging commences, smart device tests both vehicle and cable for a secure connection before setting the optimal power level to charge your vehicle and monitoring battery health while charging.

Finally, you can control your charging station using the Optiwatt app. From within your own home, this allows for hassle-free management of charging experience while keeping track of performance and battery health for your EV as well as setting charging schedules for it to charge automatically.


If you’re planning to construct, own, or operate a charging station, employing smart energy management can help optimize its infrastructure and balance it with the grid, helping reduce costly power demand charges or even penalties levied against overstressing it. Smart EV charging also makes integrating battery storage or renewables such as solar panels easier while potentially decreasing their associated investment costs.

Intelligent charging software combined with an intelligent EV fleet management system can optimize an EV fleet’s overall energy usage. By scheduling charging sessions during off-peak hours when electricity prices are cheaper and renewable energy resources available, intelligent charging software can significantly lower operating costs while taking advantage of discounts or other incentives available to it.

Smart charging technology enables electric vehicle (EV) owners to benefit from smart charging in their homes by scheduling and remotely controlling charging sessions via a mobile app or web platform. This way, real-time energy utilization data will be utilized in charging sessions so as to only charge when necessary – without overstressing local power grids. In addition, smart charging enables drivers to monitor energy consumption to avoid paying excessive rates due to time-of-use (TOU) rates.

Smart chargers go beyond optimizing EV charging to also aggregate multiple EVs and their load, helping stabilize local electricity networks while improving renewables integration. Smart EV charging is a key part of the wider e-mobility ecosystem, offering substantial benefits to the overall community of EV drivers.

Load balancing or “dynamic load management” are the intelligent functions that comprise EV charging. These features aim to minimize their impact on the power grid by shifting their energy demand away from peak hours (such as nighttime) when electricity prices are more reasonable or renewable energy is abundant, such as during renewable energy harvesting seasons or night time usage of renewables. They may be combined with peak shaving or dynamic power sharing capabilities in order to further decrease peak loads on electrical networks – particularly useful for CPOs and EMSPs who can offer attractive pricing models in order to attract more customers.


Smart charging offers electric vehicle (EV) drivers an enhanced charging experience by enabling them to schedule arrival and departure timers for their vehicle, saving time, energy and money through reduced power consumption by keeping batteries charged only up to their optimal levels. Smart charging also lowers risks associated with overcharging that may damage lithium batteries over time and shorten their lifespans.

A smart charger keeps an EV’s battery under constant observation during its charging process by sending data over Wi-Fi to a central charging management system – typically cloud based that applies Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP). Smart chargers offer additional features designed to optimize energy use while giving users the best charging experience possible.

Smart charging also enables EV drivers to take advantage of cheaper off-peak prices to schedule their charging when electricity demand is lowest and save on costs for all parties involved. Taking advantage of cheaper off-peak prices is especially attractive to EV owners looking to extend the range and battery life of their vehicle.

Smart charging offers building and company owners new opportunities to optimize energy efficiency and sustainability, such as using its intelligent decision-making process to distribute power according to individual device needs in their home or office building – saving energy by avoiding peak loads, as well as eliminating the need to lay additional lines for future growth.

Dynamic Load Management (DLM), another component of smart charging, helps ease stress on local electricity grids by preventing surges in power demand. DLM does this by monitoring each building’s maximum energy capacity and making sure chargers never draw more than this amount from their accounts.

DLM allows building owners or company managers to utilize any excess renewable energy produced locally and send it back into the grid, potentially lowering electricity bills while decreasing CO2 footprints. It is particularly ideal for businesses that primarily rely on locally generated power such as solar panels or wind turbines for running vehicles.