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Wishing to prepare the interior and exterior parking spaces of their 58-unit condo for EV charging, the board of directors at The Victoria used Murbly’s tools in April 2019 to plan a charging strategy.

Charging Solution

Since the electrical room with the electric meters is close to the interior parking spaces, the electric vehicle energy management system (EVEMS) solution was chosen. Given that every tenant has a parking space in the garage and that the electrical room isn’t close to the exterior parking spaces, the board of directors decided to focus on the interior ones.

Installation Approach

The board wanted to prepare the building for the installation of the components required to charge electric vehicles, while still keeping the size of the complex and the configuration of the parking spaces in mind. The Global Approach was chosen and an electrical contractor was hired as consultant in May to plan an installation strategy.    

Set Up

The strategy designed by the consultant included three scenarios:

Scenario 1

Ready to install
  • Addition of a wall
  • Installation of a pull box
  • Installation of a ‘cantrust’ type support

Scenario 2

Ready to install and to supply
  • Addition of a wall
  • Installation of the box of the power supply (DCC-9-BOX)
  • Installation of a pull box
  • Installation of a ‘cantrust’ type support

Scenario 3

Ready to charge
  • Addition of a wall
  • Installation of a an EVEMS (DCC-9)
  • Installation of a pull box
  • Installation of a ‘cantrust’ type support
  • Installation of the power cable of the charging equipment
  • Installation of the charging equipment

After going over all the options proposed for EV charging, the board of directors opted for the Partial Global Approach, the scenario 1, at their condo. Thanks to the budgets appearing in the strategy, the votes required to go forward with the project were obtained and the installation of the structuring components could take place. An installation group was formed at the same time in which seven tenants showed interest.

Take a look at the second group of installations for the Victoria here.

Installation

Satisfied with the contractor’s work for the installation strategy, the board asked this same contractor, in August, an official quote for the installation of the components of the first scenario, including seven EV chargers. During the development of the project, an eighth tenant expressed his will to be part of the installation group. Therefore, eight EV chargers plus the necessary components have been installed in the interior parking spaces of the Victoria. The project was completed in December.

From then on, the tenants that wish to install a charging terminal in their parking space must ask the syndicate and commission the authorized contractor to make the installation conforming to the policy in place.

Project Details

Work in the Electrical Room

A wall was constructed in the electrical room for the installation and mounting of eight electric vehicle energy management systems (EVEMS)

Installation of eight electric vehicle energy management system (EVEMS)

New wall for the installation of the EVEMS
EVEMS for electric vehicles

Work in the Garage

Installation of a pull box
Installation of cantrust
Installation of the piping and cabling required to supply eight EV chargers

Pull box
Boîte de répartition
Stationnement de condo avec bornes de recharge à Montréal. | Image of condo parking lot at The Victoria for an EV Charging Installation in Montreal, Quebec on murbly.com with DCC-9 units.
Piping and cabling

Work in the Parking Spaces

Installation of eight FLO G5 EV chargers

Rebate

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.

Thanks to Murbly’s recommendations, all the work was able to benefit from a financial aid.

 

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Second Installation Group

Location

Saint-Lambert, Quebec, Canada

Electrical Contractor