Optimize Available Power with an EV Load Management System

EV charging sites must use their available power wisely or risk overloading electrical infrastructure resulting in utility fees, fueling disruptions and unhappy customers. Managing your EV charging is critical for reliable, cost-effective operations.

An EV automatic load management system can communicate with individual EV chargers and enable load sharing by intelligently distributing the power demand based on charging status, electricity requirements and available capacity. Optimizing available power resources ensures efficient and reliable operation.

Sparkion’s SparkCore™ on-site EV load management system helps charge point operators (CPOs) take control of their charging with real-time power monitoring to direct their network for optimal economics and an ideal customer experience.

EV load management systems keep operations running and profitable

  • Continuous service
    EV charging load management makes efficient energy usage of available power capacity by distributing the charging load evenly across stations and infrastructure for consistent operation.

  • Lower costs and higher revenue
    Load management systems also enable peak shaving to reduce your network’s electricity needs during peak demand periods for lower demand charges, while also allowing you to participate in utility programs for additional revenue opportunities.

  • Satisfied customers
    Allocating power resources based on real-time demand ensures that charging stations are effectively utilized. Drivers of electric vehicles enjoy a more reliable and consistent charging experience with less congestion or delays.

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Sparkion’s SparkCore™ on-site energy management system enables real-time power monitoring to control your EV charging network for optimal economics and an ideal customer experience.

Sparkion enables customized, automatic load management

Real-time monitoring
Load management systems constantly monitor the energy consumption of each EV charger as well as overall power availability. Sparkion enables real-time monitoring, control and optimization of your charging network via its onsite SparkCore™ energy management system (EMS) and power meters. Hardware and software work together to gather the data needed to understand the demand at each electric vehicle charger and accordingly distribute available power to ensure each port has maximum output.

Optimization aligned with business goals
Sparkion’s customizable AI-driven charging algorithm uses real-time calculations to inform dynamic load management by determining how much energy to pull from the battery or the grid to meet EV load while staying within the limits of your charging and site power strategy. Our granular sub-second site measurements allow EV charging load balancing according to your business model, whether it’s based on charging urgency, energy pricing or prioritizing VIP customers.

Sparkion can communicate with every asset on your site to understand EV charging load and available power to optimize electricity delivery.

Benefits of Sparkion’s EV load management system include:

  • Controlling EV charging
  • Monitoring the site in real-time
  • Customizing power allocation
  • Ensuring reliable operations
  • Keeping customers satisfied
  • Reducing costs
  • Increasing revenue


What is an EV load management system?

An electric vehicle (EV) load management system is a technology designed to manage the charging of EVs in a way that optimizes energy usage and minimizes strain on the electrical grid. They typically consist of both software and hardware components working together to effectively direct charging stations.

The software component is the brain of the EV load management system, including algorithms and control logic that determine when and how to charge electric vehicles based on various factors. The software may also include user interfaces for EV owners to monitor and control charging sessions remotely, as well as communication protocols to interact with utility systems or other components of the electric grid. Hardware components can consist of charging stations, power meters, sensors, controllers and communication modules.

How does an EV load management system work?

Based on the information gathered from each EV charger, the load management system dynamically allocates power to ensure that the overall demand does not exceed the capacity of the electrical infrastructure. It may reduce the charging power of some stations temporarily to accommodate others to prevent overloading the grid. The system aims to balance the load across multiple charging stations to optimize the utilization of available power resources.

The system can assign priorities to different EVs based on various factors. For example, an EV with a low battery level may be directed to charge first. Load management systems can also incorporate smart scheduling algorithms to coordinate charging sessions based on factors like electricity prices, grid congestion and renewable energy availability. This ensures that EVs charge when electricity is abundant and cheap.

Why choose Sparkion’s SparkCore™ EMS?

Sparkion’s SparkCore™ energy management system can connect with all site assets while taking into account solar forecasting/production data and capturing real-time site and grid energy use in sub-second intervals. While some controller options will enable communications across site assets, only Sparkion’s ensures they work optimally together to maintain 100% uptime. Sparkion’s EMS enables real-time power monitoring to control your EV charging network for optimal economics and customer satisfaction.

Additional Resources:

EV load management whitepaper

Smart Energy Management

How smart EV charging stations can make the most of site power