EcoCharge Explainers - Demand Response Management
Updated: Apr 19
Demand response management (DRM) enables fleet managers and operators to play a significant role in the operation of their charger line by reducing or shifting their electricity usage during peak periods in response to time-based rates or other forms of financial incentives. A DRM group is created by configuring one charger as the group controller - either grouped by Wi-Fi or Ethernet. For each group an event Trigger is set that causes the DRM system to respond:
Fixed – a fixed energy consumption limit is set for the group.
Time variable – as for a fixed limit, but this limit can vary by time of a and day of week.
External input – as for a fixed limit, but these limits are only acted upon when the limit’s corresponding IO expansion board input is active.
Each response results in an outcome. There are possible two outcomes:
Battery Change – this method optimizes getting batteries ready to return to service.
Opportunity – this method optimizes returning charge to the batteries at most risk of reaching full depth of discharge in service.
Contact the EcoCharge team today to learn more about the features and benefits of the EcoCharge charger line and demand response management.
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