Bender now offers its customers the EEBUS communication standard for the entire charge controller portfolio as a standard feature. The need to use available energy in an efficient and effective way using energy management systems (EMS) are increasingly becoming an issue. There are a multitude of proprietary systems on the market, with various incompatible communication protocols.
The EEBUS Initiative addressed this and developed a cross-industry, standardized communication protocol that enables interconnection from the grid level to the device level. This makes it very easy to exchange information for coordinating and shifting energy between a smart grid and the individual loads, as well as enabling flexible power consumption control.
Due to the growing popularity of electric mobility, it is of great importance to integrate the installed charging points into an EMS. Since charging an electric car requires a comparatively high amount of energy, smooth, smart and standardized communication between the charging point and the EMS is essential.
The charge controller from Bender is "the brain" of the charging station and at the same time acts as an interface to the outside world. With EEBUS, the requirement of the KfW (Credit Institute for Reconstruction) promotional program 440 is met: the grid-friendly behavior of charging stations as controllable appliances in accordance with the new §14a of the Energy Industry Act (EnWG) and the necessary local communication with the smart meter gateway infrastructure encrypted in accordance with the Technical Guidelines BSI.
The CC612 and CC613 charge controllers from Bender enable convenient integration into an EMS via plug & play. In addition, the EEBUS-capable charge controllers offer sustainable, encrypted and standardized interconnection for further intelligent and scalable charging and load management solutions. For example, the possibility to choose and use so-called flexible electricity tariffs, which are cheaper at certain times, for charging thanks to EEBUS.