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The race to accommodate the surge in electric vehicles (EV) is on with many facility owners and operators looking for ways to provide the needed charging stations.
In his recent article for FacilitiesNet, ESD, now Stantec Electrical Project Engineer Robert Lahue says adding EV charging capabilities at commercial facilities requires careful planning. In his article, “Understanding Load Management Systems for EV Charging Infrastructure,” Lahue says when preparing for increased electrical demand, several factors should be considered including the magnitude of EV loads designers should expect and how the National Electrical Code (NEC) addresses EV load management.
Lahue also examines the capabilities of EV load management systems as well as current versions of the NEC (2020, 2023) guidelines on electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and load management systems. He concludes with a look at present and future design considerations engineers, architects, and developers should consider.
Rob Lahue freely shares his experience and passion for electrical engineering and EV technology is support of ESD, now Stantec’s mission to build communities and improve society through the built environment.
To learn more about EV station challenges and solutions or to get more information on how our engineers can help with your project, reach out to ESD, now Stantec’s MEP/FP Engineering teams.