Load shedding is the unplanned switching off of a power consumer. This happens centrally and generally automatically. The cause of load shedding can be, for example, a drop in the mains frequency or imminent damage to devices due to overvoltage.
The Easee Equalizer is particularly suitable for implementing load shedding for the Easee charging robots. Another possibility is load shedding via API.
Load shedding via Easee Equalizer
The electricity meter receives a ripple control signal and passes on the corresponding information to the Equalizer, which then pauses the charging process. As soon as this signal is no longer transmitted, the Equalizer ensures that the interrupted charging process is continued.
Since charging was not interrupted but only paused, no new authorization is required to start charging.
Load shedding via API
If the charging and load management of the Easee Home or Easee Charge is controlled via API, load shedding can also be controlled via API. As soon as the API releases the paused charging process, the charging stations start up again and continue charging.
In this case, too, no new authorization is required for further charging.
Some energy suppliers do not allow online load shedding via API. Therefore, consent to the procedure should be obtained beforehand.
Comprehensive documentation of the API is located here.