Two of the tenants of this multi-unit building were already EV owners and were charging them on the shared charging stations connected to the electricity meter of the condo board. However, seeing the complexity of electricity billing, the energy limits of the common infrastructure and the demand for EV chargers growing, the board contacted Murbly in January 2021 to find a solution that would allow all tenants to have a charger in their parking space and which would reduce the administrative burden required to bill for the electricity consumed.
As the electricity meters of the units are accessible from the parking spaces, the EVEMS was chosen as the charging solution. This solution allows the electricity consumed by the EV to be billed automatically on the unit’s electricity distributor bill.
Wishing to simplify installations and avoid a jumble of wires in the garage and electrical room, the board opted for the Partial Global Approach.
The board undertook and carried out the necessary steps for the installation of chargers in an efficient manner. A survey was sent to tenants in January, whose responses showed that a large portion of respondents wanted to acquire an electric vehicle within two years and that five of them planned to get one in the next few months. Those who wanted a charger therefore joined the installation group organized by the board. That same month, the board also contacted an electrical contractor to obtain a quote for the installation of the structural components and chargers.
In February, the electrical contractor proceeded to the installation of 8 EV chargers and 7 DCC-9-40A.
Work in the Electrical Room
Installation of 7 DCC
Work in the Garage
Installation of the piping and cabling required for 8 chargers
Work in the Parking Spaces
Installation of 8 FLO G5 chargers