Does Your Building Have an Existing EV Charging Policy?
An EV Charging Policy is in Place
Determine whether the bylaws permit you to make an application to install EVSE equipment as a minor renovation. If not you may require a bylaw to be approved by a Lot Owners meeting.
Determine whether you have access to your own metered supply or require connection to the common property supply.
If you have access to your own metered power it is recommended that you install an EVSE unit having active load management and is OCPP compliant.
If you have “whole of building” management of lot owners metered power you must install an EVSE unit with active load management that is OCPP compliant.
If you require connection to the common property supply you must install an EVSE unit that is OCPP compliant.
There is no EV Charging Policy
Check with all owners whether there is a sufficient level of interest to develop a proposal to be considered at a formal meeting. Where there is access to Lot Owners power then having a 100% user pays model may be a benefit.
Ensure that your Strata Committee is well informed on guidance from the NSW Government (links), the experience of other BP Strata (Presentation link) and feedback (examples) from local Real Estate agents confirming EVSE facilities will add value to Strata. Those owners with no intention of having an EV may be more inclined to support capital expenditure if they obtain a resale benefit.
If you require further technical information please refer to the Information for Strata and Building Owners section.
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