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.
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