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Welcome to new home of the Open Charge Alliance. We are a global consortium of public and private electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure leaders that have come together to promote open standards through the adoption of the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP).

Initially formed as the Open Charge Point Protocol Forum, we have worked to secure OCPP as the accepted protocol of choice in 50 countries and over 10,000 stations. The newly named Open Charge Alliance maintains the original vision of the OCPP Forum: to further develop OCPP to guide open and flexible EV networks worldwide and extends its welcome to a rapidly growing number of new global members.

The protocol started as an initiative from e-Laad foundation in the Netherlands, aiming to create an open communication standard that would allow charging stations and central systems from different vendors to easily communicate with each other. Although initially intended for the e-Laad charging stations in the Netherlands, the protocol has already been adopted by several similar initiatives in different countries. Consequently it has been embraced by a great number of charge point vendors and central system suppliers in Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States.

Today, the Open Charge Alliance includes founding members e-laad foundation (Netherlands), Greenlots (North America) and ESB (Ireland) and we welcome you to join our rapidly growing global membership base. Please send an e-mail to info@openchargealliance.org with your membership request, or follow the 'How to Join' steps at http://www.openchargealliance.org/join.php