OCPP 2.0 ready for public review!
On December 14th, 2017 the Open Charge Alliance (OCA) has published the ‘OCPP2.0 Public review draft’. OCA is an advocate of open standards and therefore publishes this ‘Public review draft’ with the deliberate intent to solicit feedback from any party, including non- OCA members. The Open Charge Alliance at this moment has 105 active participants from 27 countries on 5 continents, but the OCPP community is even larger, with thousands of companies in 108 countries on 5 continents. Given that OCPP2.0 is a major OCPP release OCA greatly values the input of this larger OCPP community.
OCA would like to invite you to review this draft version of OCPP2.0 and tell us what you think. On the OCA download page you can find the OCPP2.0 public review draft protocol specification that consists of:
- Part 0: Introduction & upgrade guide
- Part 1: Architecture and topology
- Part 2: Specification
- Part 4: Implementation Guide
Please share your review and comments using this form. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: January 31st, 2018
You are invited to submit any comments and we will do our best to process all your comments regarding faults, inconsistencies and unclarities before final publication in March 2018. If you have any suggestions for additional functionalities, we would like to invite you to join the Open Charge Alliance and work with the OCA community to add these functions in future versions of OCPP. Furthermore, we would like you to spread this message to anyone interested in the development of OCPP.
OCA will publish the final version of OCPP2.0 at the beginning of March 2018. This will be the same specification as the ‘OCPP2.0 public review draft’, but with two differences:
- Inclusion of corrections and clarifications as a result of the review of the ‘OCPP2.0 public review draft. This draft version will be reviewed by OCA members and non-OCA members alike.
- Inclusion of corrections and clarifications as a result of the OCA ‘OCPP2.0 draft specification’ Proof of Concept.
Based on the ‘OCPP2.0 draft specifications’ several OCA members have started work on a Proof of Concept (PoC) implementation. During this PoC we want to test different Back-end Systems against different Charging Stations. The issues we find during the practical implementation of the OCPP2.0 draft specification we will fix in the final release in March.
OCPP 2.0 added/improved functionalities
1) Device Management:
Features to get and set configurations and also to monitor a Charging Station. This is a long-awaited feature, especially welcomed by Charging Station Operators who manage complex multi-vendor (DC fast) charging stations.
2) Improved Transaction handling:
Especially welcomed by Charging Station Operators who manage large numbers of charging stations and transactions.
3) Added Security:
The addition of secure firmware updates, security logging and event notification and security profiles for authentication (key management for client-side certificates) and secure communication (TLS).
4) Added Smart Charging functionalities:
For topologies with an Energy Management System (EMS), a local controller and for integrated smart charging of the EV, charging station and Charging Station Management System.
5) Support for 15118:
Regarding plug-and-charge and smart charging requirements from the EV.
6) Display and messaging support:
To provide the EV driver with information on the display, for instance regarding rates and tariffs.
7) And many additional improvements requested by the EV charging community.