Please note that Load Balancing is only available for Enterprise/ Business Teams.
Requesting Load Balancing support for a new charge point brand
If you would like to use Load Balancing for your charge point site, but you use different charge points than the ones included in the table above, please reach out to us, so we can evaluate if we can start supporting your setup.
When you reach out to us, please include the following information:
Type of Load Balancing you need (Static, Dynamic, True Dynamic)
Brand and model of the charger
Brand and model of the external meter (if relevant)
Any details of the site, that are relevant to the setup
Here is a list of charge point brands and models that are supported for Monta's load balancing system.⚡ ⚖️
1. Where to set up Load Balancing?
Load Balancing can be set up in Monta Portal. In order to do so charge points in the team must be added to charge point groups/sites.
1.1. Charge Point Sites
On the left side of the menu bar you will find "Charge Points" section. Here you will find "Charging site". Go ahead and click on it.
1.2. Find Charge Site
Here you will find the list of all the sites you are operating. Go ahead and click on the one you would like to enable load balancing to.
1.3. Go to Load Balancing
In the overview section go ahead and click on "Load balancing".
1.4. Add Load Balancing
In order to create enable load balancing feature go for the site go ahead and click on "New".
2. How to set up Load Balancing?
In order to enable load balancing you will need to indicate what kind of load balancing you want to apply. There are 3 types of load balancing - Static, Dynamic and True Dynamic.
2.1. Static Load Balancing
With Static Load Balancing charge points gets the same amount of amps at all times. Never adjust it depending on activity.
If you decide to have static load balancing applied to the charge points on the site, add the name of the site, select static and indicate the total site current. This would be the total Amps available for all the charge points. Static load balancing will divide them evenly on the site. Click on "Save Changes".
2.2. Dynamic Load Balancing
With Dynamic Load Balancing, the Amps available are divided based on how many charge points are in us at the same time. Dynamic Load Balancing eventually distribute current between active charge points on the site.
If you decide to have dynamic load balancing applied to the charge points on the site , add the name of the site, select dynamic and indicate the total site current. This would be the total AMPS available for all the charge points. With dynamic load balancing this amount will be split equally between the charge points in use. Click on "Save Changes".
2.3. True Dynamic Load Balancing
True Dynamic Load Balancing is the most advanced Load Balancing, since it also takes into account how much energy (Amps) is used by the house at all times.
True dynamic load balancing aims to use all the available energy the smartest way. It is done by using external measurement device ( MobBus or WiFi enabled meter) . This device reports the load of the building and allows the site owner to maximise the usage of all the available Amps.
If you decide to have true dynamic load balancing applied to the charge points on the site, you will need to add the name of the site, select dynamic load balancing type. True dynamic load balancing requires a lot of information such as:
Total Site Current - this would be the total Amps available for all the charge points.
Meter Source - this would indicate what kind of meter you are using ( ABB ModBus, Enegic, etc.)
Meter Placement - this will explain if the reporting meter includes the charge point site in the measurement readings ( including or excluding site).
Current Buffer - which is would indicate the amount of amps that should be reserved for the building to use. (We recommend 10% of the total site current as a minimum.)
Fail Safe Current for the site - this would indicate how much current is allocated to the charge points if no meter data is available. Fail safe current for site = Total input current - Total current used by your building
Fail Safe Activation Period - the amount of time the amount of time of how ling the site can operate without getting new meter values.
Once all this information are added click on "Save changes".
3. Apply on charge points
After you have saved your settings, you need to include charge points in the circuit.
Click on on the "Edit" button in the upper right corner of the screen and scroll down.
You will see your charge points. To include the charge point in the circuit, click on the "In circuit" drop down menu and select "On".
Remember to save the charges.
Happy Load Balancing 🚘 🏡