cost recovery for Electric Vehicle charging in multi-tenant properties
Updated on February 11th, 2021
HERE IS HOW IT WORKS: meter, REPORT AND BILL
The Electrical Vehicle (EV) charging station for each parking stall is monitored by a Measurement Canada approved QMC smart meter. The meter is located beside the electrical panel that has an individual breaker for each EV receptacle. Each meter is connected to the building network with internet access.
Cost recovery for electric vehicle charging
The smart meter data is pushed to the MeterConnex platform on a daily basis. A property manager is able to login into the account and make cost allocation reports for individual tenants or for the entire property. The reports include a charger per kWHr, meter fee (if applicable) and PST/GST if required. The reports can be downloaded in Excel, CSV or pdf format. QMC also offers a complete meter reading, billing and collection service where individual invoices will be sent to the tenants, fees are collected by QMC and remitted to the property manager.
Each tenant is assigned a unique login account and can view their EV charging electrical consumption history and costs on QMC’s portal. The portal will provide information on EV charging costs and time charged on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis.
Property developers should be aware that if users are being charged for electricity, then the electric vehicle charging station meters must be Measurement Canada approved. QMC is a Measurement Canada accredited meter services provider. At our Coquitlam and Toronto test labs, we provide Measurement Canada approved meter sealing.
Metering of each receptacle will ensure fair and accurate cost allocation for the energy consumed by each vehicle being charged.
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Setting up electric vehicle charging in stratified buildings can be a complex process. Metro Vancouver ‘s website walks EV owners, strata councils and property managers through typical steps in the process. They begin with understanding the options available; investigating the building’s unique challenges related to parking and strata bylaws; approval or denial of the request and finally installing the charging station.