Canadian Real Estate firm installing Enel X EV charging stations across apartment properties

Dec. 20, 2021
Enel X will install 438 JuiceBox Pro smart EV charging stations and provide access to the JuiceNet IoT platform to optimize the energy consumption of the charging infrastructure

The Killam Apartment REIT (real estate investment trust), a Canadian multi-residential landlord, has signed an agreement with energy transition technology firm Enel X to install EV charging stations across its properties, aligning with its long-term commitment to reduce carbon emissions.

According to the agreement, Enel X will install 438 JuiceBox Pro smart EV charging stations and provide access to the JuiceNet IoT platform to optimize the energy consumption of the charging infrastructure.

Natural Resources Canada's (NRCan) Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) has partially funded the project. NRCan will support the adoption of zero-emission vehicles through the program. The project will also contribute to the efforts towards achieving Canada’s target to transition completely to zero-emission light-duty cars and passenger trucks by 2035.

To achieve this goal, real estate owners, like Killam, need to install EV charging stations across their portfolios.

Killam Apartment Reit’s Developments Director Andrew Kent said, “By teaming up with Enel X and Catalyst, we are able to offer our residents easy access to cutting-edge EV charging technology while also helping to fulfill the demand for cleaner modes of transportation across the region. As part of our ESG commitments, we invest in technology that will lower our carbon footprint while also providing value across our portfolio. By optimizing energy costs and bringing value to our residents, this is exactly what these Enel X smart chargers allow us to do.”

The Enel X North America Head of e-Mobility Giovanni Bertolino added, “As demand for EVs grows in Canada, drivers must be able to charge conveniently and efficiently where they spend the most time — their homes. By providing residents with accessible smart charging, Killam is removing one of the largest barriers to EV adoption.”

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources added, “We're making electric vehicles more affordable and accessible for Canadians from coast to coast to coast. Investing in more charging stations — like the ones announced today — will allow more Canadians to be in the driver's seat on the road to a net-zero future and help achieve our climate goals."

Enel X’s parent firm, Italian energy utility Enel, has committed to achieve net-zero by 2040 and set clear objectives related to occupational health and safety, sustainable supply chain, increasingly integrated governance structure, and environmental management, and all certified by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi). 

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