Aware of condo interest in personal electric vehicle charging, the condo board attended a conference by the Regroupement des gestionnaires et copropriétaires du Québec in October 2019. The board became acquainted with murbly.com at the conference. Wanting to easily upgrade the building the board was able to leverage our tools and advice for a smooth project.
An Electrical Vehicle Energy Management System was chosen as the power source as the electrical room is in the basement. This building has indoor parking, although exterior parking would have also seen the use of an EVEMS.
The building’s age affected the installation and it was more challenging than most. It was therefore necessary for all EVEMS installations to happen at one time.
Because of this, and also because of the positive response from the Tenant Survey, the board decided on the Partial Global Approach.
Overview of the electrical room before the work: limited space
In fall 2019, the board issued a Request for Proposals in order to select the best contractor for the project. A Special General Assembly took place in January of 2020 and the project planned according to the chosen contractor’s submission was voted in conditionally on the Transition Énergétique Québec rebate approval. The board also took the opportunity to assess tenant interest for an electric vehicle charger installation ー nine tenants came forward.
Delays caused by the pandemic did not dampen the board’s enthusiasm. Between the 4th of March and 10th of June 2020, 14 FLO G5 chargers, 14 DCC-9-40A and 26 DCC-BOX were safely installed in the parking stalls of the building located in Montreal.
Work in the Electrical Room
Installation of 14 EVEMS DCC-9 and of 26 DCC-9-BOX
Work in the Garage
Installation of a splitter box
Installation of a Cantrust System
Installation of the piping and cabling required 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.