RVE has been a longtime advocate for managing electric vehicle charging directly in the electrical infrastructure of the building, where there is the greatest opportunity for controlling and measuring energy. The benefit of placing a device here is that developing one with Measurement Canada certification can be more easily implemented, as the device can be owned by a property manager and not by each individual, such as with your typical metering devices or stacks.
Better than this, in the proposed approaches for EV charging⁴, Measurement Canada even suggests using a metering device, sometimes called multi-customer metering systems, as the alternative to the dispensation program. A multi-customer metering system, or a smart metering panel, can already be Measurement Canada certified, measure electricity according to consumption in real time, can handle billing in a simplified way, often without added management fees, and therefore can bill by the kWh without need of an exemption.
RVE is proud to be developing one such product, currently already tested in buildings in Quebec.
Look at this case study to see how our Smart Metering Panel (SMP) is being used in multi-unit residential buildings.