Beside the OCPI community there are two projects supporting and contributing to OCPI developments: ECISS and evRoaming4EU. These projects lead certain developments and define specs. However, the OCPI community can always review and comment on the results of these projects. In short: these projects help with speeding up developments, but cannot decide on their own about certain specs and functions.
evRoaming4EU is a collaboration of organizations from Austria, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands. The main objective of this international project is to facilitate roaming services and provide transparent information to consumers by making use of OCPI. The ultimate goal is to allow any EV driver to charge at any charging station in the EU. A key part of the project involves regional and transnational pilot projects aimed at addressing and resolving functional, technical, legal and fiscal obstacles.
ECISS stands for Emobility Communication & Information System Structure, a project financed by the Netherlands TKI Urban Energy – Top Sector Energy. The main aim is to further the development of roaming within the e-mobility sector and to establish a link with smart energy infrastructure and other services. In order to achieve this, ECISS is working on upgrades to OCPI (Open Charge Point Interface).