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Receiving more and more requests for the installation of charging stations in indoor parking spaces, the Laurier syndicate of co-owners began looking into a solution that would enable co-owners to charge their electric vehicles as simply and efficiently as possible.

Charging Solution

To power an electrical infrastructure for all units of this condo building, the charge controller was chosen as the charging solution since the electricity meters are accessible. Also, in order to understand how its electrical infrastructure was being used, and to be able to anticipate energy needs and offer the essential service of a full charge to all residents, an electric vehicle energy management system (EVEMS), the HUB by RVE, was installed. The alternative to installing this EVEMS was to replace the transformers, a job costing over $500,000 according to the estimate of the master electrician specializing in the installation of charging stations who carried out the work.

Installation Approach

After designating in its 2014 charging policy the Individual Approach as the way forward for the installation of charging stations, the Laurier syndicate of co-owners commissioned an energy capacity study in 2023 and then found that the Global Approach was needed to enable all residents to have access to a charging station without overloading transformers.

Installation

The installation of the charge controllers, the electrical infrastructure, the electric vehicle energy management system (EVEMS) and 53 charging stations was completed in 2023. To maximize the available rebate, 27 more charging stations will be installed in 2024.

Project Details

Work in the Electrical Room

Installation of 160 DCC charge controllers
Installation of one EVEMS, the HUB by RVE

DCC charge controllers
DCC charge controllers
New plywood wall for installing charge controllers
Electric Vehicle Energy Management System

Work in the Garage

Installation of the piping and cabling for 53 charging stations

Cable tray
Conducts

Work in the Parking Spaces

Installation of 53 charging stations 

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.

Location

Montréal, Québec

Electrical Contractor