Built with a Green mentality, this 348-unit building has seen its tenants’ interest for electric vehicles grow throughout the years. The challenge of equitably distributing access to the excess electrical capacity across the tenants made the condo board reluctant to install any type of charging infrastructure. With Murbly’s support, via templates and proposed solutions, the board felt a newfound comfort in the execution of their electrification project.
The process of finding a charging solution took a couple of years. When, in the summer of 2018, the board heard of the Electric Vehicle Energy Management System, the project was able to move forward. Indeed, EVEMS represented a suitable solution as the interior parking spaces were close to the electrical room that houses the meters.
Because the board wanted user-payer type billing, the Individual Approach was selected.
A survey was conducted in the summer of 2019 in order to assess the tenants’ interest in the installation of an EV charger. The positive feedback led to the development of a charging policy which ensure the standardization of the chargers installation while not penalizing future applicants. This policy was adopted at the Annual General Assembly in September of the same year.
In order to maximize the rebate (which represented a major incentive for the condo board as well as for the tenants), a first installation group was organized in October 2019. The rebate pre approval from Transition Énergétique Québec, received in November, represented the last step before moving on to the installation process. Between December 2019 and January 2020, 14 FLO G5 chargers and 14 DCC-9-40A were installed in the condo complex.
Work in the Electrical Room
Installation of 14 EVEMS
Electrical Room #1
Electrical Room #2
Electrical Room #3
Work in the Garage
Installation of the piping and cabling for 14 chargers
Work in the Parking Spaces
Installation of 14 FLO G5 chargers
This project took advantage of the Roulez Vert program established by the Quebec Government, through the section Borne de recharge en multilogement, offering up to 50% cost reimbursement.