This guide describes how you can create a locally managed Double Dynamic Load Balancing setup with Easee charge points and an Enegic external meter, where Monta sends the available power to the Master charge point of the site.
First, you need to set the site in the Easee cloud. For this, you need to:
- Add and connect the charge points in Easee Cloud
- Apply Load Balancing on the charge point in Easee Cloud
2. Add and connect the charge points to your Monta account
Now you need to set the charge points in your Monta account. Make sure that all of the charge points are added to the same charge point site.
Here is a guide on how you can add your charge points.
Here is a guide on how to connect them to Monta.
3. Create a Load Balancing Group on Monta Portal
Open a Charging Site
On the left side of the menu bar you will find the "Charge Points" section. Here you will find "Charging site". Go ahead and click on it. Afterwards select the Charging Site, where you want to create a Load Balancing Group.
Go to Load Balancing
In the overview section, go ahead and click on "Load balancing". Then click on the button "Go to Load Balancing" to open the Load Balancing Portal.
On this page, you can view your Load Balancing Groups and Sub-groups. We recommend to get familiar with the different components of the Load Balancing page. Here is a guide on how to understand the different components.
Click on “Create new group”
You need to begin by creating a Load Balancing group.
Name - Give a name to your Load Balancing group.
Total amps available - The total amount of amps available for both charging and the building.
Power distribution - Here you must select "Locally Managed - Easee"
Click on "Save changes".
When you select "Locally Managed - Easee" power distribution, the meter type is automatically selected as Enegic. Now you need to configure the rest of the settings. Please consult how your setup is in the Easee Cloud.
Placement - Select if the meter is measuring the power usage of the building alone, or including charge points.
Dynamic buffer - This is the buffer that you need to calculate for your site. It should be at least as the largest expected increase in the building's consumption within one minute.
Fail - safe amps - This is the amount of amps that the charge points are going to be supplied if the meter loses connection with Monta and cannot report the use.
Add charge points
Here, you add your charge points to the Load Balancing Group. You need to click on "Add or remove charge points" and select the Easee charge points you need to add to the Load Balancing Group in Monta. Select the same ones you have set up in the Easee Cloud.
With Locally Managed Load Balancing, you are not able to use all features in the Load Balancing Group page, such as:
- You cannot create a Sub-group in the Load Balancing Group
- You cannot configure any advanced settings on the charge point (see screenshot above)
4. Configure and connect the Enegic meter to Monta
Now you need to configure the Enegic meter you have attached to the charge point site.
Here is a guide on how you can do this.
After you have configured the Enegic meter, the information will be passed from the meter via Monta to the Easee charge points.