I very much enjoyed hearing what each of you shared with us on Monday. I noted that this was very much oriented towards the two new OVO EV Chargers and the corresponding requirements for the matching App.
Now, that puzzles me a bit.
Let me take a step backwards and ask what is the target you are aiming for.
I don't (yet) have a EV, so I'm approaching this subject from a different viewpoint.
I'm also going to keep this post over-simplified so that others from the VIP day can follow and join in.
As I understand it, these two EV Chargers are important devices which take us a long way forward in the overall strategy for Demand Side Response. Currently you are sending them commands via the internet, so Question-1 is:
1. Are you able to say when/whether you intend moving from internet-routed commands to commands via a SMETS2 meter once more of these are fitted?
SMETS2 has inbuilt technology to turn on/off at least five other in-home devices using Auxiliary Load Control Switches (ALCS). The following diagram is my own design, showing a number of possible ALCS devices, grouped according to three different types of functionality.
This isn't a "finished diagram", but I was already preparing it for uploading to a more public position on the Forum.
So the second question I have is this:
2a. Are you building now an App which will later be expanded to accommodate other ALCS devices as and when they are available?
2b. Or are you building an EV-charger-only App which is to be completely replaced when the wider range of ALCS devices are ready for market?
I'll pause there and adjust my further feedback according your responses.
Best answer by Hari_OVO
In response to question 1, it's not something that there are any immediate plans for.
I guess the response to question 2 kind of feeds off the back of the above, the app isn't necessarily being developed with ALCS devices in mind, but it's also not an EV Charger only app. It could work with another Kaluza connected device, whether that was a home storage battery, a storage heater, or anything else that Kaluza integrates with.
Hope that helps.