If your strata is five units or greater and within a specified area, you must have an electrical planning report no later than January 1, 2026 and all areas by 2028.
"The purpose of an Electrical Planning Report is to determine how much power is available to your strata corporation, the current demand, possible future demands when upgrades are added for EV charging, heat pumps for units or common areas, and other conversions and whether upgrades will be required."
Tony Gioventu - Condo Smarts - CHOA
Vancouver Island Strata Owners Association provides this important summary of the facts.
In accordance with the Strata Property Regulations, qualified electrical planner includes a professional engineer who:
-holds qualifications in electrical engineering and is a member in good standing, or
-the person is registered as an applied science technologist under the Professional Governance Act, or
-the person is a journeyman, as the term is defined in the Skilled Trades BC Act, in the construction electrician or industrial electrician trade.
DreamHomeGroup.ca is currently seeking qualified electricians to align with so that we might refer our clients seeking Electrical Planning Reports. If you are interested contact us.
We hope to soon add to our services providing professional consulting with strata corporations throughout BC. The results of the Electrical Planning Report should align with the Capital Budget or Depreciation Report.