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Ensure a seamless transition to electric driving with Aecon


Leveraging Aecon’s trusted expertise and resources as one of North America’s largest multi-disciplinary utility contractors, Aecon Green Energy Solutions is committed to helping homeowners reach a cleaner, more cost-effective future. From selecting the right technical solution for your home to installing and maintaining your EV charging system, we deliver turnkey solutions built on over 70 years of experience.

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Why Level 2 Charging?

A faster charge is worth it

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As certified installers for various industry partners, we deliver the latest technology, high-quality installation, and round-the-clock service for our customers. By professionally installing a Level 2 charging station in your home or business, you’ll enjoy the long-term benefits of fast and convenient EV charging.

Power up in comfort

Eliminate the hassle of navigating your local gas station and the fees associated with public charging stations. Fuel up without leaving your home.

Save on fuel costs

With an in-home EV charging station, you’ll have unlimited access to power up to 10 times more cost-effective than traditional fuel like gas or diesel.

Reduce your carbon footprint

Whether your power comes from the grid or a renewable energy source, transitioning to electric driving significantly reduces your fossil fuel consumption and the associated greenhouse gas emissions.

EV Charging - How it works
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Compared to a Level 1 charger, which plugs into a standard 120V electrical outlet, a professionally installed Level 2 charger draws on stronger 240V power.

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A Level 2 charger can refuel your EV in anywhere from two to eight hours, depending on your charger rating and battery size, while a Level 1 charger may take up to 24 hours.

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Wake up to a full charge for your morning commute with the fast, convenient power that a Level 2 EV charger provides in the comfort of your garage or driveway.

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A Level 2 charger provides maximum power between 7.7 kW and 19.2 kW. This power translates into a range between roughly 40 and 70 kilometres per hour.

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Many Level 2 EV chargers come with software that allows you to control when you charge so that you can take advantage of low electricity rates via an app on your smartphone.

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How it works

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Determine the right system for you

Completing our FREE EV Charging Assessment is the first step in upgrading your home charging setup. The collected information will help us understand the available electrical infrastructure in your home and your electric vehicle driving requirements.

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Review your virtual quotation

Using the information you’ve provided in the EV Charging Assessment, our specialists will provide a detailed estimate, including the most effective EV Charging equipment for your needs and a turnkey installation package.

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Preparations for install

Our team will prepare and submit the necessary documents for an electrical permit on your behalf. We will then order the required equipment and materials, keeping you updated every step of the way. Once everything is ready, we will schedule a convenient time for our certified electricians to complete your installation.

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EV Charging system installation

Safety is our top priority at Aecon, so every installation begins with first reviewing and securing the site according to our strict safety standards. Next, installation is completed over a few hours, depending on your home and chosen technology. Our onsite team will be available to answer any of your questions throughout the process.

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Electrical inspection

Once installation is complete, we will conduct a thorough quality review to ensure the system meets industry standards and functions optimally. A final electrical inspection will be completed by the local electrical authority to close out your permit.

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Commissioning and app setup

Now it’s time to power up your new EV Charging system and enjoy unlimited access to an energy source up to 10 times more cost-effective than traditional fuel! We will energize your equipment, help set up your software, and provide a detailed tutorial on operating your system safely.

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Interested in taking the next step toward fast and easy EV Charging?

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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions through EV Charging infrastructure


In May 2023, our team visited the home of Aecon’s Vice President of Sustainability, Prabh K. Banga, to install an Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station in Oakville, Ontario. Continue reading below.

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Frequently asked questions

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Which EV charger is best for me?

There are multiple choices for an EV charger. Our trusted team of experienced technicians will help you make a decision customized to your unique needs. Reviewing your vehicle and home setup will help determine the EV charger that best matches your lifestyle.

Why do I need a Level 2 EV charger at home?

Level 2 home chargers charge much faster than standard Level 1 chargers. Level 2 chargers are ideal for providing homeowners with convenient and reliable EV charging, so their vehicles can fuel up overnight while parked at home.

How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle?

The time it takes to charge an electric vehicle depends on the capacity of the EV charger and the size of the battery in the electric car. A Level 1 EV charger can take up to 24 hours to charge an electric vehicle fully. In contrast, a Level 2 EV charger can take two to eight hours.

What’s the difference between Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 charging?

Level 1 and 2 chargers are available to provide EV charging in residential settings. Typically, Level 1 chargers plug directly into a standard wall outlet (120V) and take up to 24 hours to recharge an electric vehicle.

Level 2 chargers must be installed by a certified electrician and connected to 240V power. While Level 1 chargers typically come standard with purchasing an electric or hybrid vehicle, Level 2 chargers provide a much faster charge time, requiring between two and eight hours to charge an electric car.

Level 3 (fast) chargers – also known as DC Fast Chargers – run on DC electricity (as opposed to regular household AC electricity, which Level 1 and 2 chargers use) and are commonly used in public settings. This type of power is typically too strong for residential applications. Level 3 chargers can take just 45 minutes to recharge an electric vehicle and are usually found at public charging stations or large commercial sites.

Should I purchase a hardwired or plug-in Level 2 charger?

Hardwired Level 2 charging is generally recommended over plug-in installation. Many local electrical inspectors require a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupting (GFCI) breaker when adding the 240-volt circuit needed for a NEMA 14-50 plug. Most Level 2 chargers, however, come equipped with an internal GFCI. Having two GFCIs on the same circuit can lead to nuisance tripping. This causes a significant inconvenience for EV drivers because the GFCI must then be manually reset at the main electrical panel.

Can I use my EV charger to charge any electric vehicle?

EV chargers are designed to work with all electric vehicles that are compatible with the charging standard used by that charging device. Most EV chargers in North America currently use the SAE J1772 standard.

Is it safe to use an EV charger?

Yes, EV chargers are safe to use. They are designed and tested to meet industry safety standards. They have built-in safety features such as ground fault protection and overcurrent protection.

What does “EVSE” refer to?

An EVSE, or Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment, is a device that supplies electric energy to charge an electric vehicle (EV). It is commonly referred to as an EV charger or EV Charging station.

Can I install a Level 2 EV charger (or EVSE) myself?

Installing a Level 2 charger on your own is not recommended. The Aecon team will ensure that your installation meets all electrical requirements and is performed using our rigorous safety measures.

Can my home’s electrical system support EV charging?

The best way to answer this question is to provide us with information from your electrical panel. This information is an essential step in completing our free EV Charging Assessment. From there, our qualified electricians will evaluate your home for suitability, which includes providing you with a load calculation.

What type of maintenance will be required for my EV charger?

Basic care is required to keep your EV charger clean and in its best operating condition. EV Charging station maintenance includes wiping down the charger, cord, and connectors weekly. Maintaining a clean charging station is important to remove any system-related dirt or oil residue regularly.

How can I monitor the performance of my EV charger?

EV chargers can be connected wirelessly to the internet so that you can track the status of your charging via a mobile app on your smartphone. Our technicians will help you set up your charging software upon installation. Your smart EV charger will automatically download the latest software from time to time as required to ensure your system is up to date.

What is the average cost of installing a hardwired Level 2 EV charger in a home?

Each installation is unique and varies according to the required equipment and electrical system. The average installation cost nationally ranges from $500 to $2,500. It is influenced by factors such as the age of your home, the location of your charging station, utility involvement, and permitting costs.

Are home EV Charging stations eligible for federal or local rebates and incentives?

Yes, several rebates and incentives are available across Canada, and they are constantly evolving. You can learn about available incentives in your area by visiting our Resources page. Our team will also advise you on the latest rebates, incentives, and grants you may be eligible for during your EV Charging Assessment process.

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Providing turnkey EV Charging infrastructure for multi-unit residential buildings, including apartments, condos, and townhome complexes.

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Installing the public charging infrastructure required to support our communities in reaching a net zero future.

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Working together to deliver residential and commercial EV Charging programs to help both customers and employees plug into the future.