So I took it upon myself to search out a station that does not have any indication of an active charging session. I failed to find this.
First off; the Eaton at the West side branch of Olympia Federal Savings and Loan. I start with this one because there is a general consensus that one voice has no power and that couldn't be farther from the truth. The tallest skyscraper must rely on EVERY stone in its foundation to stand. A habit I started when I got my ZENN is filling out comment cards, online feedback surveys, etc. and here I started requesting charging stations. Be it MacDonald's, the Grocery Store or my bank (I never really bank there but do use the cash machine 4-5 times a year... I also have a safe deposit box for several years now and other than putting in some gold coins that I got from my Dad 3 years ago, I haven't had the notion to open it either...) Sooooo, my surveys probably did not contribute to this station being installed... or did it?
Here an active charging session would be easy to notice. Interesting that a "Remotely Controlled" option means it can be turned on somewhere else which makes perfect sense but why would that be important to show here unless it was also on a timer charge that has yet to be initiated? An unusual option for a public station to say the least.
This Clipper Creek is very similar to an AV and Blink L2 in that a glance at the lights will tell if the power is flowing.
Now some don't directly tell you they are hard at work. Those you have to have a bit of patience to see the status. The older Chargepoints are a good example. Most have a two line display that scrolls various bits of information such as station ID, cost, etc but also shows charging speed. I timed it and the screen you need to watch for comes up about every 20 seconds or so but on a dual head if both sides are active, the full cycle of displays will probably take longer but eventually you will see the charging speed of the station.
"If It Ain't Charging, UNPLUG IT!"