Over the past few years, Electric vehicles (EVs) have garnered global acceptance and usage at an astonishing pace. The quality growth in the EV market coincides with a time when the world is seeking newer methods of sustaining its electric grids. These methods include, although not limited to, grid decentralisation and the evolution of EV charging— EV smart charging.
When an EV is connected to charging infrastructure, it does not compete with any other vehicle and, as such, gets maximum charging. However, with multiple EVs comes the need to satisfy all the EVs being charged. Sometimes this creates, at best, an imbalance and, at worst, a shutdown of electrical facilities connected to the infrastructure.
ALM is used to prevent these cases. With ALM, buildings can easily communicate with EV charging stations to evenly distribute the available load to the EVs without straining the grid or the building.
A charge point, also referred to as electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), is one of the components that make up the entire EV charging facility.
A smart grid is an electricity network that differs from the traditional grid because it is built on digital technology that can distribute electricity to users via a bidirectional digital platform or network.
Whenever smart grids are discussed, the technical language associated with them never goes unnoticed. But unfortunately, many of these words often come off as alien to anyone unfamiliar with the terminologies of electricity and smart grids.
Below is a guide containing essential aspects of the energy world, specifically parts funnelled toward discussing smart grids.