We have the experience to handle the process from start to finish.
Charging for Strata - Apartment Living
30 Years of Experience in Serving Body Corporate and Strata Managers
Our team recognises the significance of a stress-free charging solution experience for everyone involved. To ensure this, we have dedicated ourselves to seeking out and providing agnostic solutions to our clients and offering the following services:
Assist with body corporate approvals and advice
Attend your site for a no-obligation design and proposal
Liaise with the building managers
Submit plans for relevant approvals and
Complete the installation with minimal fuss and disruptions for all involved.
VeCharge has implemented numerous complex solutions. See our projects here.
5 Steps to EV Ready
An optimal EV charging solution for large strata buildings would typically involve familiarising oneself with the following steps:
Contact an energy auditor or VeCharge to obtain a building assessment in order to identify:
Building's electrical capacity
Power analysis of building's energy usage
This assessment will help determine the most suitable EV charging equipment, the optimal locations for installation and any necessary upgrades to the electrical system.
Use NSW EV charging template letter to help you obtain quotes for an assessment.
Once the assessment is complete, determine the most suitable EV charging strategy for your building.
There are several different strategies you can choose from, depending on your building's electrical infrastructure, budget, and expected demand for EV charging.
Residential buildings have two EV charging cost recovery options:
Usage billing (kWh based) and
Cost recovery of strata-provided infrastructure.
There are many software options one can choose from (see our products section).
Owners and the owners corporation must agree on these options and include them in the EV charging by-law.
Energy management in a building involves monitoring and managing the energy usage of the EV charging structure in order to avoid overloading.
To manage energy usage building managers can use:
Scheduling and control systems (ie off-peak hours)
Load Management strategies.
It is imperative to ensure the infrastructure is operating efficiently and cost-effectively (see our DLM section).
INSTALLATION & MAINTENANCE
Engaging a qualified and experienced electrician is imperative as they will carry out the installation in compliance with all relevant laws, regulations and safety standards.
After the installation is complete, the owners corporation will need to develop and implement an EV charging policy to manage the use of the charging infrastructure. This may include setting usage fees, establishing booking and scheduling systems, and ensuring that the infrastructure is maintained and serviced regularly.