In 2013, the home owner association of the Clairevue received its first request to install a single charging station. At the time, the request was turned down because it would have required running wiring through 7 floors of existing ducts, since DCC charge controllers were not yet on the market. The risks involved were too great, not to mention the fact that it would have been impossible to offer the same service to all condo owners. Over the years, the HOA has followed the technical evolution and the marked interest of owners in the installation of charging stations.
Some condo owners had purchased electric vehicles, and new condo buyers were demanding that charging stations be made available. The board of the home owner association therefore decided to upgrade the building to maintain its value and make it competitive with other condominiums. The infrastructure needed to install charging stations had to be put in place.
Approaching this large-scale project with a long-term vision, a 100% EV Ready strategy has been put in place, involving a range of expertise from industry professionals as requested by the HOA.
First, a capacity study was carried out by an engineering firm to assess the building’s residual capacity. The results of the report showed that there was insufficient energy capacity to connect all 43 32A charging stations simultaneously.
Instead of adding a electric vehicle energy management system multi-tiers (EVEMS multi-tiers), the condo board decided to limit all the charging stations to a threshold of 20A, as recommended by experts. This allowed all residents to charge their vehicle simultaneously, thereby protecting the building’s electrical service entrance.
In 2022, the project was presented in a general meeting and approved at 100% by the condo owners.
Work in the Electrical Room
Installation of 43 DCC charge controllers
Work in the Garage
Installation of the piping and cabling for 43 chargers
Work in the Parking Spaces
Installation of 22 FLO G5 chargers