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Building Load Management with EV's

Electric Vehicles (EVs) are becoming more common place. This technology is disrupting the market and forcing us to look at providing residential and commercial buildings with the capacity to EV charge.

The loads required for EV charging can have large electrical infrastructure upgrade and cost requirements when directly added on top of the existing building maximum demand. However, if a smart load management system is used, the EV load can be shared in times of building peak demand, thus allowing better use of energy and improving outcomes for the both the building owner and the network utility operator.

Cost may be a barrier for such installations for the Client/Developer, however, when stacked up against the ability to increase EV charging capacity and the cost of required infrastructure upgrades and network demand charges, these systems become a much more attractive alternative for future minded Clients/Developers.

One thing's for certain, the demand for EV charging will only increase in the coming months and years.

Below is a basic system scemtic from Schneider; expect to see more of this technology in the future.

Schneider EV link energy management

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