Strata buildings and EV charging

Discussion about EV/Battery charging infrastructure, Electric highways etc.
Post Reply
drlizau
Groupie
Posts: 115
Joined: Tue, 22 Sep 2020, 17:54

Strata buildings and EV charging

Post by drlizau »

A slightly different topic from the Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-n ... v-chargers
Overall this is another area where government action is required to provide guidance and legislation to help with the transition to EVs.
2017 Leaf 30kWh battery
2nd hand Japanese import
Solar powered as much as practical
Nagaman
Senior Member
Posts: 866
Joined: Wed, 20 Nov 2019, 05:17
Real Name: David

Re: Strata buildings and EV charging

Post by Nagaman »

drlizau wrote: Thu, 12 May 2022, 19:34 A slightly different topic from the Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-n ... v-chargers
Overall this is another area where government action is required to provide guidance and legislation to help with the transition to EVs.
You would expect planning authorities, by now, would be working on the respective local laws for new-builds; that’s relatively easy.
Established buildings would be the challenge I imagine.
BP2137
Noobie
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu, 16 Jun 2022, 08:17

Re: Strata buildings and EV charging

Post by BP2137 »

I am a resident in a Community with a mix of Apartments, Houses and Townhouses and we are looking at a range of options to retrofit EV charging facilities throughout the Community.

My own Apartment complex was built in 2004 but fortunately we have a range of options to install EV chargers without imposing additional load on the Building. In my case I am in the process of arranging the install of a 32 amp charger with integral load management with power sourced from my own lot meter. Our building has the metered power to individual lots accessible from the cable tray running past all the basement garages. The particular charger I have selected has RS485 communication between the current sensor and the charger and also a Bluetooth interface for configuration and management as internet access in many basement garages is not typically available. The firmware can also be updated via Bluetooth with the firmware downloaded where internet access does exist and then transferred with a Bluetooth connection to the charger. If possible these type of installations can be 100% user pays so no need to convince non EV owners they need to contribute to the cost of infrastructure.

The active load management is illustrated here.
https://e-station.com.au/products/beon

There are also other energy analysers that will interface with smart chargers having integrated load management.

There is a lot of useful information for those living in Apartments on a range of options via this link below.

https://www.energysaver.nsw.gov.au/redu ... -buildings
User avatar
jonescg
Senior Member
Posts: 4135
Joined: Thu, 21 Jan 2010, 23:05
Real Name: Chris Jones
Location: Perth, WA.

Re: Strata buildings and EV charging

Post by jonescg »

Pete Campbell kindly made a submission to the building code review on this matter:
https://www.aeva.asn.au/news/national-building-code/
AEVA National President, retiring WA branch chair.
Post Reply