EV Charging Load Management

EV Charging Load Management

Load Management is the process of balancing electricity supply within a network. It plays a crucial role in safeguarding electrical infrastructure while ensuring efficient and optimal operation of charging facilities. Elanga offers seven load management solutions to meet your needs, including:


Dynamic Load Management (DLM)

Dynamic load management is a vital tool for efficiently managing electric vehicle (EV) charging. It intelligently allocates available power between building loads and EV chargers, ensuring the electrical infrastructure is never overloaded during charging.

Dynamic load management sets a maximum current limit for a group of chargers, distributing it evenly among active charging points. This limit is recalculated when charging starts, stops or when a battery is fully charged. While dynamic load management is cloud-based and lacks real-time adjustability, it offers cost savings, faster charging and future expansion possibilities for EV sites. It’s a crucial solution for effective EV charging management.

Adaptive Load Management (ALM)

Adaptive load management optimises electric vehicle charging by continuously monitoring a building’s real-time power demand. Unlike dynamic load management, adaptive load management dynamically adjusts charger group power limits to maximise electric vehicle charging without exceeding the building’s capacity. It achieves this by installing an additional power meter upstream of the building’s electrical loads, allowing for precise power allocation. Adaptive load management offers better optimisation than dynamic load management, ensuring optimal charging and cost savings by avoiding peak demand charges and unnecessary electrical upgrades. Furthermore, it’s worth noting that congestion load management charging is allowed on certain times and days at certain rates.

EVs: The Future Of Transportation

The world is witnessing a monumental shift from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs). Leading car manufacturers now offer EV models with impressive performance. Some even exclusively produce EVs. Some countries are planning to phase out ICE vehicles as early as 2035. Meaning that EVs are undeniably the future.

Advantages Of Load Management

Implementing a load management system safeguards your electrical infrastructure without necessitating a complete switchboard upgrade. This cost-effective solution ensures optimal operation of existing and future electrical infrastructure.

Managing The Power

Smart technologies and connectivity now enable precise control of power consumption, a standardised requirement for all EVs and chargers. Dynamic and adaptive load management ensure groups of EVs adhere to legal limits, maximising charging efficiency and minimising infrastructure strain.

Contact Elanga today to explore how our load management solutions can optimise your EV charging infrastructure.