Part 4: The Big Picture
As it has been shown in parts 1-3, Gridware collects events, movement data and measured values. The states of the charging connector and the charging process are derived from those continously.
With this knowledge, Gridware sends notifications to the user and – if desired – takes care of the energy management.
We have thus systemically analyzed a charging process. But of course there is much more than a single charging process in the system …
A single charging station often has more than just one charging connectors, so that it can be used by several cars at once.
Therefor let us take a closer look of the charging connectors charging station. On that level, Gridware aggregates the usage-state of all charging connectors.
Shown here over a longer period of time:
The charging stations are usually set up in groups. These are known as “charging clusters”. An entire parking lot with several such charging clusters is called “charging farm”.
The time period shown above can also be displayed for the charging cluster of the charging station:
The higher-level charging farm is displayed in the same way as the the individual charging cluster.
And above those, the areas and regions:
All of these representations are intended for the power user who is using the admin portal in order to quickly grasp complex issues in various granularity.
For control stations and control rooms, Gridware also offers the following display for a large display on the wall. It is updated in real time. We call it “wallboard”:
A consistent system is important to us here: from very small to very large, and across all states of a topology.
We’ll discuss these different states in a future post.
With this post we temporarily end our series about the charging process from an IT perspective. We look forward to questions and suggestions!