Save on your energy bill with capacity rate combined with a smart charging station
Charging your electric car with capacity rates without driving up your energy bill? Smappee’s smart charging stations spread the consumption of your charging session without exceeding the consumption peak of your capacity tariff. Want to know more? We are happy to explain the impact of capacity rates on your energy bill.
What is capacity rate?
The capacity rate calculates a part of your utility bill based on your peak power consumption. Your meter records the highest peaks in your power consumption. Your power grid operator uses this data to calculate an average peak at which you pay. This way, consumers are encouraged to spread out their power consumption more and avoid overloading the power grid.
What does this mean for your electric car?
Make sure that your large electricity consumers don’t cause any unwanted peaks in power consumption. To do that, you’ll need a smart charging station to charge your car. Smart charging stations take into account the energy consumption in your home or building and optimally spread out the power consumption of the charging session to avoid peaks in consumption. This way, you can reduce your average power consumption peak and also lower your utility bill.
Charging with capacity rate with a Smappee charging station
The user-friendly Smappee app lets you set a maximum power consumption peak. For example, you can enter a maximum energy consumption threshold of 5 kW. As soon as your total electricity consumption is in danger of going above that threshold, your Smappee charging station reacts by stopping your charging session or by temporarily sending less current to your electric car. This way, you keep your utility bill under control, even when you charge with capacity rate.
Charging without an increased power consumption peak with dynamic load balancing
Smappee keeps your power usage peak under control with dynamic load balancing. This intelligent technology comes standard in our smart home charging station. So, be sure to ask your installer about getting a smart model. Are you interested in company charging stations by Smappee? You can easily expand your installation with Smappee Infinity, our smart energy management system for dynamic load balancing at your charging station.
Control your power consumption with the Smappee app
Thanks to your smart charging station from Smappee, you not only get visibility on your charging sessions but also on all energy flows in your home or building. In the app and dashboard you can see detailed real-time and historical data about your energy consumption but also about your solar production. Via various automations and features, you can control your devices and optimize your consumption by, for example, setting a consumption peak but also by optimally taking into account the yield of your solar panels, dynamic tariffs and capacity tariffs. This is how you keep your electricity consumption and your energy bill under control.
Smart charging with maximum capacity threshold
- Assurance. Thanks to smart charging, you can be sure that your car will be charged without an increased power consumption peak. So, you don’t have to worry about increasing your utility bill, even with the capacity tariff.
- Smart savings. You can charge more cheaply by taking capacity rates into account when charging your electric car. This way, you can keep your energy costs under control.
- Future-proof. Capacity rates, renewable energy, dynamic rates … Our smart charging stations can do all this and more! With our smart charging technology, you’re prepared for all the current and future changes created by the energy transition.
Reduce your utility bill
Do you want to charge your car without increasing your power consumption peak and your utility bill? With Smappee’s unique Artificial Intelligence, you can spread out your charging session, so you don’t exceed the power consumption peak of your capacity rate. This way, you save money without sacrificing comfort. Now that’s smart charging!
The solution for smart charging with capacity rate
Did you recently buy a hybrid or electric car or are you switching soon? Looking for a charging station for controlled charging with capacity rate? Smappee charging stations allow you to charge smart, easy and worry-free at home. Your car charges without exceeding the consumption peak of your capacity tariff. In addition, you charge as cheaply as possible by maximizing solar charging, at the most advantageous dynamic rate or during off-peak hours.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- This makes the use of renewable energy even more important.
Therefore, Smappee offers a solution that maximizes the use of renewable energy and energy during off-peak hours throughout the day for each charging session. In this way, you optimise your self-sufficiency and save costs. Depending on your country, you may also need this smart feature to take advantage of tax cuts.
- The current infrastructure often cannot handle the additional energy demand of electric cars.
This can lead to blown fuses. Smappee’s autonomous overload protection ensures that cars can charge safely and the system stays within its power limit. Thus, an expensive extension of the electrical connection is not necessary.
- Most electric drivers must wait for their monthly bill to know how much charging has cost them.
By purchasing a Smappee EV Line charging station, you get a real-time overview of the charging process and an overview of the charging costs in the Smappee App and Dashboard. In addition, you can also perfectly track the extent to which your charging session used the solar energy you produced yourself. And that’s not all, combined with the energy management technology Smappee Infinity, you also get instant insight into your entire energy consumption. Discover which are the biggest energy guzzlers and how self-sufficient you really are. Take immediate action and monitor how you use energy through the Smappee App and Dashboard.
Smappee’s real smart charging relies on sophisticated data exchange systems that are automated and integrated with AI to ensure the most economical, well-timed, driver-oriented and infrastructure-friendly solution.
Smappee’s real smart charging makes it hands-free to always charge at the best rates, with maximum solar energy and avoiding exorbitant capacity rates, which can save you up to 50% on charging costs. You can also rest assured that your EV will always be charged at the time and level you require. Another real smart feature of Smappee, load balancing, protects your building (no tripping) and can save you up to 25% on installation costs.
If you want to charge your electric car at home in a way that is cost-effective, safe and efficient, a Smappee charging station offers all that plus award-winning design and technology.
Smappee helps you to charge your electric vehicle (EV) at home as cheaply as possible by taking advantage of variable energy tariffs. This also includes optimizing off-peak and capacity rates to charge your car more cost-effectively than ever. With Smappee’s smart use of dynamic rates and dynamic load-balancing, electric vehicle drivers can save up to 50% on charging their cars at home.
The integrated energy management system for home users will enable you to charge your car by using as much as possible solar energy and balancing it with flows from the grid. You can track this on Smappee’s user-friendly app, which lets you monitor and manage your energy consumption to reduce your monthly energy bill by as much as six times.
Safety matters as much as savings when using renewable energy to charge your electric car at home and Smappee’s smart technology also monitors your family’s power consumption throughout the day. If there is a sudden spike in your household use of electricity, your EV will receive less power for a while so that you can cook, do the laundry or heat your home without any interruptions. Smappee furthermore protects your building from blown fuses and ensures that the power does not trip.