Migration from OCPP1.6 to OCPP2.0.1

Migration from OCPP1.6 to OCPP2.0.1

Client Overview

Exicom Power Solutions is a prominent player in the field of power electronics and energy management solutions. The company specializes in designing, manufacturing, and deploying advanced power conversion and energy storage systems for a wide range of applications, including electric vehicles (EVs), renewable energy integration, telecom, data centers, and industrial sectors.

About Client

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Exicom is a market leader in domestic EV charger and ambitious to enter into the eMSP space to completely change the EV riding experience even for the longest distance.  Development of a robust electric mobility ecosystem, making it easier for individuals and businesses to transition to electric transportation. EMSPs play a crucial role in promoting the widespread adoption of electric vehicles by offering convenient and accessible charging solutions to EV users.

Objectives

Implementing a migration from OCPP 1.6 to OCPP 2.0.1 can be a significant undertaking, as it involves transitioning to a newer version of the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) compliance CMS and charging infrastructure needs to be introduce that leads to change in functionality, communication methods, and security features.

Challenges

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Protocol Changes: OCPP 2.0.1 introduces several changes compared to OCPP 1.6, including new messages, updated data structures, and enhanced security measures. Understanding these changes and ensuring compatibility with existing infrastructure is a key challenge.

Testing and Validation: Ensuring that the migration does not introduce regressions or compatibility issues is crucial. Comprehensive testing across different charging stations, network configurations, and CMS functionalities is necessary.

Vendor Support: Depending on the vendors supplying charging stations and CMS, the level of support and readiness for OCPP 2.0.1 may vary. Coordination with vendors to ensure compatibility and receive necessary firmware updates is essential.

Protocols: OCPP 1.6 and OCPP 2.0.1

Conclusion:

The migration from OCPP 1.6 to OCPP 2.0.1 is a complex process that requires careful planning, testing, and coordination with stakeholders. Solutions can leverage the benefits of the latest protocol version, including improved security, interoperability, and access to new features, ensuring their continued success in the rapidly evolving electric vehicle charging market.