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The EV-lution is coming. The rapid change from conventionally powered vehicles to electrically powered vehicles will impact the ability of countries’ electricity networks to supply the power demanded by the consumer.
Critical can offer you support when addressing the perennial problem of managing energy demand from EV charging. Our Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) and ISO 15118 (Road vehicles – vehicle to grid communication interface) solutions will empower your charging capabilities, making communication between charge points and charge point management systems easy and instantaneous.
Smart devices are omnipresent in our daily lives. 57% of homes in the UK had some sort of smart device in 2021. As the array of devices becomes ever larger, interconnectivity and interoperability will be key.
Critical’s ConnectaX solution offers near-total interoperability between smart devices, including EV chargers, smart meters and smart home appliances. For energy suppliers and DNOs, the control ConnectaX gives to customers can help manage supply and demand. For customers, the efficiencies created could save them money.
Smart meters are in Critical Software’s DNA. We’ve worked with the DCC and Secure Meters on developing software that helps meters communicate across the whole of the UK, playing a key part in one of the biggest infrastructure projects since World War II, the Smart Meter Implementation Programme (SMIP) is already changing the way we use energy, hugely benefiting consumers, the industry and the environment alike.
Our work with smart meters so far has included:
- Developing SMITEn, an integrated testing environment for SMETS2 smart meters with direct access to DCC tools and industry protocols and specifications (GBCS, DUIS).
- Building and maintaining software on over 20 million smart meters installed on the Great Britain network.
- Implementing Parse & Correlate, offering standardised, HAN-ready messaging between smart meters and network operators.