Tridium Niagara & Distech / OCPP Integration

Tridium Niagara and Distech Controls are market leading providers of building management systems (‘BMS’). 
The Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) is an application protocol for communication between electric vehicle charging stations and a centralised control server (‘OCPP Server’).
Some of the services provided by an OCPP server are described in the column on the right.
OCPP compatible charging stations integrate with Tridium Niagara and Distech Controls building management systems via an OCPP plugin. This enables the BMS to remotely control the charging station and extract relevant data. In addition, the BMS can monitor the total energy use in the building and dynamically control the rate of charge of electric vehicles by dynamically adjusting the charging rate as the amount of power available for charging the vehicles changes.
The driver is designed to enable communication between an electric vehicle charging point and the Tridium Niagara system operating as a Central System. It provides an integrated solution for building management systems and electric vehicle infrastructure. The driver can be used to implement demand response and load balancing for any charging stations or group of charging stations that implement the OCPP Smart Charging profile.


The OCPP Server provides the following services for a charging station network:
    • Remote configuration of charging station parameters
    • Load management using OCPP 1.6+ charging profiles
    • User management and access control
    • Charging session data
    • Charging Sessions
      • Transaction ID
      • Connector ID
      • Charging Station ID
      • User Tag
      • Start transaction timestamp
      • Stop transaction timestamp
      • Time station occupied per charging session in seconds.
      • kWh per charging session
      • Meter reading in watt hours at start of charging session
      • Meter reading in watt hours at end of charging session
      • Average power drawn during charging session in watts
    • Total energy delivered by:
      • The network
      • Each station
      • Each connector
      • Each user
    • Total number of charging sessions by:
      • The network
      • Each station
      • Each connector
      • Each user
    • Error Reporting
      • Charging Station ID
      • Error code
      • Error message
      • Charging Station Status.
      • Timestamp
      • Vendor
      • Vendor error code
      • Connector number
      • Charging Station Provider

What We Do


Like a pair of X-ray glasses, our advanced metering technology can show you exactly how much energy your facility is using and where it is being used. Not next month, or next week, but minute by minute, in real-time.


Once at the controls of our client interface, you are no longer a passive observer. Like an Energy Loss Prevention Department, you are now the master of your facility’s energy usageand have customized, actionable data at your fingertips. If a rooftop AC unit is powered on, you will see it. 24 hours a day.


Information without action is useless. That is why we partner with you and your company to identify opportunities for usage reduction, improvements in efficiency, and more aggressive, competitive pricing from the power providers. Through our industry expertise and leverage, we will secure the most aggressive energy rates and the best service available to anyone in your market.


Through our Solar Power Purchase Agreements, we will install the necessary equipment to capture your building’s solar energy potential at zero cost to you. Then, simply purchase the generated power from us at a fraction of normal utility rates. At the end of the agreed term, the equipment is yours.

Embedded Networking

Do you consume more than 50MwH per year? Do you want a better deal for electricity price? Worried about increasing electricity bills from Electric Vehicles? Do you want to get the best out of your metering system or upgrade?


Charge Star can provide you with the best deal according to your electricity consumption profile. Our team is dedicated to provide you with the best deal to offset the increasing electricity bill and improve the cost savings. Developers, Owners Corporations, Strata Management Companies and end user all benefit from the solution. ChargerStar facilitates in procuring the best solution and price in the market through its well-established network.

Electrical Consulting

Charge Star can help you make your property energy efficient so that you can reduce your energy bills and increase the surplus reserve power that can be used to accommodate EV chargers without expensive upgrade. Charge Star provides our clients with the information to get a comparative view of the current usage and potential saving to be made. We provide a bespoke energy management strategy for your property.