ENEL X EXPANDS RECHARGE OF MULTI-UNIT RESIDENTIAL VEHICLES IN CANADA WITH KILLAM APARTMENT REIT AND CATALYST SALES AND MARKETING


– Smart charging leader Enel X and its partner agency Catalyst Sales and Marketing expand electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions for multi-housing with Killam Apartment REIT, one of Canada’s largest multi-residential owners .

– Residents increasingly view access to EV charging for apartments and condominiums as an expected convenience in Canada, where more than a third of residents live in multi-unit dwellings.

– Natural Resources Canada’s Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) provided an investment of over $ 730,000 to help install 438 chargers at 50 Killam properties.

HALIFAX, NS and BOSTON, December 16, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Enel X, the advanced energy and decarbonization services arm of the Enel Group, today announced its entry into the Canadian electric vehicle charging market through an agreement with Killam Apartment REIT (TSX: KMP.UN) (“Killam“or the” FPI “), one of from Canada largest multi-residential owners. With the support of partner agency Catalyst Sales and Marketing, Enel X will install 438 JuiceBox Pro smart EV charging stations across Killam Properties. Enel X charging stations align with by Killam long-term commitment to reduce carbon emissions to combat its impact on climate change.

Smart charging leader Enel X and its partner agency Catalyst Sales and Marketing are expanding electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions for multi-housing with Killam Apartment REIT, one of Canada’s largest multi-residential owners.

By providing residents with accessible smart charging, we’re removing one of the biggest barriers to EV adoption.

By this agreement, Killam and Enel X take a leading approach to determine how EV charging infrastructure can be adopted at scale in multi-unit residential buildings. Enel X chargers will provide residents with the ability to charge their electric vehicles at home, a key factor in driving the widespread adoption of electric vehicles, as more than 80% of electric vehicle charging takes place at home. Enel X will provide Killam with JuiceBox smart charging stations and the JuiceNet IoT platform, which optimizes the power consumption of the JuiceBox to align with grid conditions while meeting customer mobility requirements.

“As the demand for electric vehicles increases in Canada, drivers must be able to charge easily and efficiently where they spend the most time: at home ” noted Giovanni Bertolino, Head of Electric Mobility, Enel X North America. “By providing residents with accessible smart charging, Killam removes one of the biggest barriers to electric vehicle adoption. “

The project between Enel X and Killam, is funded in part by the Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). Through the program, NRCan is supporting the adoption of zero emission vehicles by increasing the availability of localized charging and hydrogen refueling opportunities where Canadians live, work and play.

Canada set a mandatory goal for all new light cars and vans to be zero emissions by 2035. In addition, census data shows more than a third of Canadians live in multiple-unit dwellings. Meet from Canada Electric vehicle targets and growing demand from consumers, property owners alike Killam need to integrate electric vehicle charging stations into their wallets, especially in urban areas where the population is growing and where higher percentages of residents live in apartments.

We are 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 put more Canadians in the driver’s seat on the road to a net zero future and help meet our climate goals.“- The Honorable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources

“By partnering with Enel X and Catalyst, we are able to offer our residents easy access to cutting-edge electric vehicle charging technology while helping meet the demand for cleaner modes of transportation across the region. region. noted Andrew Kent, Director of Development, Killam Apartment Reit. “As part of our ESG commitments, we are investing in technology that will reduce our carbon footprint while adding value to our entire portfolio. By optimizing energy costs and delivering value to our residents, this is exactly what these Enel X smart chargers allow us to do. . “

by Killam commitment to environmental sustainability, through their investments in EV infrastructure, solar installations and durable practical, is commendable “, noted Marc MacDonald, Director, Catalyst Sales and Marketing. “The Enel X smart charging stations were ideally suited for scaling up the EV infrastructure needed to by Killam multi-family residences. I am proud to see this level of commitment coming from our region; it proves that we can be leaders here. “

This announcement follows news earlier this year that New Scotland, home to 33% of by Killam multi-unit residential properties, is the fourth Canadian province to adopt an electric vehicle rebate program. The EV rebate program offers incentives for the purchase of electric vehicles, including passenger vehicles, e-bikes, and used vehicles. The program demonstrates that of Nova Scotia commitment to foster the equitable adoption of electric vehicles by ensuring access to electric vehicles to more Canadians, as part of the Government of from Canada broader initiative to ensure that all sales of new light cars and light trucks are zero emissions by 2035. Canadian businesses and residents can purchase Enel X smart charging stations, which are eligible for utility and government incentives. government, online or at Amazon.ca.

Enel, the parent company of Enel X, has committed to achieving net zero by 2040 for both direct and indirect emissions. The company has defined clear objectives certified by the Science-Based Targets (SBTi) initiative concerning occupational health and safety, a sustainable supply chain, an increasingly integrated governance structure and environmental management based on reducing emissions and consumption while promoting biodiversity.

About Enel X
Enel X is the global business line of the Enel group offering services that accelerate innovation and stimulate the energy transition. In North America, Enel X has approximately 4,500 commercial customers, spread over more than 35,000 sites and representing approximately $ 10.5 billion energy expenditure under management. Enel X North America has a demand response capacity of approximately 4.7 GW, more than 70 operational and contracted battery storage projects, and more than 70,000 smart electric vehicle charging stations. Enel X advises large energy users on energy supply, sustainability and risk management, and has completed 65,000 energy supply events, including 3,000 MW of long-term renewable energy contracts. The company’s intelligent DER optimization software is designed to analyze real-time energy and utility bill data, improve performance, and manage distributed energy assets across a number of value streams and different applications. JuiceNet, Enel X’s smart electric vehicle charging platform, provides energy services to utilities, businesses, drivers and automakers.

About Killam Apartment REIT
Killam Apartment REIT, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is part of from Canada largest residential owners, owning, operating and developing a $ 4.4 billion portfolio of apartments and prefabricated houses. by Killam strategy is to increase value and profitability by focusing on three priorities: 1) increase profits from existing operations, 2) expand the portfolio and diversify geographically through accretive acquisitions, with an emphasis on newer properties, and 3) develop high quality properties in its core markets.

About Catalyst Sales and Marketing
Catalyst Sales and Marketing is a representative agency of electricity, lighting and renewable energy manufacturers based in Atlantic Canada. Driven by a mission to help all Atlantic Canadians achieve environmental sustainability and personal independence through electrification, Catalyst partners with environmentally conscious manufacturers and prioritizes products that contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Catalyst also assists entities with their ZEVIP applications, using their extensive experience and knowledge of the program. In 2021, Catalyst helped submit claims for a total of 830 Level 2 chargers.

Contact: Krista barnaby, [email protected]

Enel X, the advanced energy services business line of the Enel group.  (PRNewsfoto / Enel X North America)

Enel X, the advanced energy services business line of the Enel group. (PRNewsfoto / Enel X North America)

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