EV Charging at Condominiums
No Power Constraints, Bill Owners Directly, Equitable Access to Charging.
The EV charging market is evolving quickly and growing even faster. Technologies for condominiums have come a long way in a very short time. Dynamic Demand Control, DDC, enables homeowners to utilize their own units’ electrical capacity to electrify their deeded parking stall. Usage will be billed directly to their electric utility bill allowing all owners to make individual decisions on charging station investments. This technology avoids power supply limitations and equitable constraints that have long been the main sticking point for HOA’s considering EV chargers.
How It Works
A Dynamic Demand EV Management system is installed near the meter banks of the individual units, typically in the electrical room. The unit, in real-time, measures available capacity in a homeowners panel and sends the available power through the unit to its charging station. It is also tied into the unit’s meter so the consumption is billed directly to their electric bill.
More Benefits of EV Charging
Eliminate electrical power constraints
As much as 95% of electrical capacity from the utility to a condo building is distributed amongst the individual units. This leaves very little common area power available for HOA’s to electrify stalls in the parking garage. Dynamic Demand Control solves this problem! By pulling available power from individual homeowners’ units, condos can often electrify every stall in the garage without any power constraint issues!
Bill homeowners directly
Billing is also seamless with Dynamic Demand Control. Rather than using common HOA power, the consumption of power from electric charging is billed directly to the already existing utility account of the individual homeowner. This eliminates the common HOA struggle of figuring out how to properly bill for consumption by EV drivers that live in the community.
Equitable access to charging
With a bit of infrastructure, HOAs can offer completely equitable access by electrifying every stall in the garage. Resound can help design a raceway plan to bring conduit to the common drives of a parking garage, allowing each homeowner to simply contract for the nearest raceway to their stall. Install a DCC unit and EV charger and you’re all set! No need to worry about the higher cost of entry for homeowners’ parking stalls proximity to the electrical room.
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