Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

CleanTechnica

Buildings

Siemens’ New AC Commercial EV Charger Integrates With Building Management Systems

Siemens has given the third generation of its VersiCharge AC chargers a boost with a new integration into Building Management Systems. The integration puts a full suite of tools into the hands of building managers, enabling a host of powerful reporting and control functionality.

Siemens has given the third generation of its VersiCharge AC chargers a boost with a new integration into Building Management Systems. The integration puts a full suite of tools into the hands of building managers, enabling a host of powerful reporting and control functionality.

Siemens Versicharge

Image courtesy: Siemens

Since the early days of EV charging, EV chargers have changed little. For the most part, they serve simply as conduits for electricity from the building into a vehicle, with little value being added. More recently, the addition of connectivity to cloud-based management systems and the injection of intelligence has turned these energy conduits into powerful tools for adjusting the power consumed by connected electric vehicles in response to the needs of the building and the grid.

The new Siemens VersiCharge AC chargers boast charging speeds of up to 11.5 kW, but the real improvement happens behind the scenes. Siemens added new connectivity specifically designed for three customer segments in the multi-family, workplace, and utility space. The integration enables building managers to control the chargers to ensure they do not exceed building capacity and load management targets. Connectivity also provides data via a helpful dashboard to put usage data over time into their hands.

Image courtesy: Siemens

“Modularity, scalability, and a focus on open standards are key requirements for EV Charging infrastructure.  Our next-generation product is designed to help both the commercial and residential sectors realize their carbon reduction goals with a solution that can effectively grow with them over time,” said John DeBoer, head of Siemens eMobility and Future Grid Business Unit. “We’ve developed the VersiCharge AC series so that cities, businesses and individuals can make the most of what EVs have to offer now and in the years to come.”

The Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) compliant charger enables communication with Siemens’ Desigo building management system and other similar solutions for a wider range of control of load management within the building. On the commercial front, building managers can leverage the connectivity of 1 or 100 VersiCharge units to throttle the collective power being consumed to fit within predefined demand management profiles. The new residential version of the VersiCharge comes with a mobile app that puts visibility and control into the hands of homeowners as they charge.

Source: Siemens

 
Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality? Consider becoming a CleanTechnica Member, Supporter, Technician, or Ambassador — or a patron on Patreon.
 
 

Advertisement
 
Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.

Written By

I'm a tech geek passionately in search of actionable ways to reduce the negative impact my life has on the planet, save money and reduce stress. Live intentionally, make conscious decisions, love more, act responsibly, play. The more you know, the less you need. As an activist investor, Kyle owns long term holdings in BYD, SolarEdge, and Tesla.

Comments

You May Also Like

Clean Transport

44 more multi-unit battery-electric trains from Stadler are coming.

Clean Transport

Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Miles Muller  San Diego Gas & Electric will deploy roughly 2,000 new electric vehicle charging stations at...

Cars

Originally published on Future Trends. Welcome to another issue of our new India x Cleantech series! On a monthly basis, we are pulling news...

Batteries

A couple of mid-term and long-term targets are often expressed by people who follow this industry closely: 50% EV market share by 2025 and...

Copyright © 2021 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.