Commercial Portfolio Retrofit
Status: In Progress – On-Going 2025
Nationwide Portfolio Rollout
Planning to Delivery for Turnkey Solutions
RioCan REIT (RioCan) is one of Canada’s largest real estate investment trusts boasting a major market, retail-focused, increasingly mixed-use portfolio.
RioCan selected LeadingAhead Energy (LAE) to provide complete management of its Level 2 EV charging station rollout across its Canadian portfolio over multiple years. This includes hardware and network specification, project management, procurement, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of 300+ chargers.
Increase Traffic to Retail Plazas and meet ESG Initiatives
RioCan is providing Level 2 chargers as a visitor amenity at its retail plazas across Canada. The objective is to provide market leading EV charging services at its site in preparation for increasing EV adoption and to lower the companies’ environmental impacts.
Retrofitting retail plazas with EV charging infrastructure presents a unique challenge with planning and design new power connections and extensive civil works.
RioCan was seeking a delivery partner with specialist EV charging expertise and project management capability to execute a nationwide deployment of charging infrastructure.
LAE has carried out feasibility reports to establish best design solution for sites in the program. This includes site surveys, specification of electrical infrastructure, future proofing selection of EV charging equipment, accessories, and network operator.
Nationwide deployment project requires a strategic approach with considerations such as site prioritization, equipment selection, design standards, installation partners and procurement. Industry expertise provided by LAE has helped ensure that each service is designed for the EV driver, to ensure a positive user experience when using RioCan EV charging services