Reimbursement and Tariff distribution are intended to export Charge Detail Records (CDRs) specifically aimed at payment distribution. This simplifies administration and billing.
Below, Tariff Distribution is further explained. See here for more information on Reimbursement.
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Tariff distribution is meant to create a breakdown of costs for your internal administration and for generating a Tariff distribution CDR. This Tariff distribution is not shared with Mobility Service Providers (MSPs), and any payments must be handled by the Charge Point Operator (CPO) themselves.
In a Tariff distribution, you can divide expenses between two or three parties, for which you have three fields to fill in:
- Energy Compensation:
Here, you enter the amount designated for the party covering the energy costs for charging at the charging station. This is a pre-agreed amount documented in the Tariff distribution CDR per kWh.
In the recording, Energy Compensation always takes priority, and the remaining amount is divided between the 'Tenant' and 'Customer.' You can choose to divide between these parties based on a 'fixed fee' or 'margin sharing' (percentage-based distribution).
The Tenant is the CPO. It is often the case that the CPO also covers the energy costs.
Here, you can configure whether your organization wants to receive a portion of the revenue. With 'fixed fee,' if anything remains after energy compensation, the CPO receives the fully filled amount, and the rest goes to the customer.
The Customer is usually the party who has purchased, leased, or is borrowing the charging station. Agreements can be made regarding whether this customer receives (a portion of) the revenue.
In this example, three involved parties play a role: the energy payer, the CPO, and the CPO's customer.
In this situation, a company's premises represent the energy payer. The customer is an insurance company located on the company's premises and has installed charging stations for its employees, while your organization is the CPO.
Suppose the charging session costs 40 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh). In this example, 25 cents are reserved to compensate the premises manager for the incurred energy costs. Ten cents are intended as compensation for your services as the CPO. The remaining 5 cents benefit the insurance company.
If, on the other hand, the charging session costs were 30 cents, the insurance company would receive nothing, and the CPO would receive only 5 cents.
Once you have configured your Tariff distribution correctly, you can add the Tariff to specific locations.
In the attached Excel file, you will find various scenarios for Reimbursement and Tariff distribution that you can refer to for further insight.