The Open Smart Charging Protocol (OSCP) is a protocol used in smart grids and smart charging of electric vehicles that communicates predictions about the available capacity of the power grid to other systems.
It involves determining medium-term energy demand and communicating the capacity requirements of household appliances and electric vehicles to the charging station operator's central system, Charge Station Operator( CSO). The OSCP protocol is used to determine the medium-term energy demand, which is then used to derive the required capacity demand. To protect the system from overload, it works with budgets allocated to individual consumers. Providers of charging stations can adapt the charging profiles of electric vehicles to the available charging capacity.