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Every outdoor or indoor car park constitutes a co-ownership lot. The owners will therefore be treated in the same way as any other co-owner who has a car park in the co-owned building, as regards both installation and charge distribution and a request for infrastructure subsidies.
In the case of rented spaces, installation requests for charging stations must be submitted through the owner of the space. However, the owner has every right to deny the tenant permission to install a charging station.
The subsidy application distinguishes between two scenarios:
- At the tenant's request, the owner has a charging station installed. In this case, the station belongs to the owner. Moreover, it is the latter who must submit the application and who will receive the subsidy. The tenant must therefore first agree with the owner as to who will receive the subsidy, in part or in full.
- If the tenant installs the charging station at their own expense, they can apply for the subsidy directly without going through the owner. If necessary, at the end of the lease, the tenant may be required to remove the station to restore the rented premises to their initial state.
Please note, at present, only natural persons can apply for a grant for a charging station. A joint application via the co-ownership (as a legal entity) is not currently possible.
- Joint initiative of co-owners wishing to install one or more charging stations. One or more co-owners request the authorisation of the general assembly of the co-ownership management body to install – alone or together – one or more charging stations on an individual basis. (a*)
- The general assembly takes a decision regarding installation of the charging stations and, in the event of a favourable vote, approves the installation. (The authorisation in question must be given to the co-owner(s) by an absolute majority, the decision must be taken by votes representing 501 thousandths or more of the co-ownership). (b*)
- The co-ownership management body shall make sure that the installation complies with the decisions taken by the general assembly and that its subsequent use does not violate the co-ownership regulations.
- The co-owner(s) in question are responsible, alone or jointly, for installation of the charging stations. (c*)
- The service provider will send its invoices to the applicants, either to the individual co-owner, or to the group of co-owners concerned, as the work is completed. The co-owners concerned will pay the invoices without going through the accounts of the co-ownership, which shall not be affected. (d*)
- The subsidy application for the installation of charging station infrastructure must be submitted either by each co-owner concerned individually and in their personal name, or by several co-owners jointly, or by the co-ownership management body – not in the name of the co-ownership but in the name of the individual co-owners concerned. (e*)
- The Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development pays the aid to the co-owners in question. In the event that all individual co-owners wish to take advantage of charging stations and jointly build the charging infrastructure, it is recommended that the co-owners agree in writing on all aspects of this joint installation and on the distribution of the costs incurred in both installation and use.
*a) An authorisation from the general assembly is necessary except where the installation is to be made in a private area with a connection to an already private electric circuit that already serves this private parking space.
*b) In the event that the decision fails to garner an absolute majority, a new general meeting will be convened during which the decision will be adopted if it receives a simple majority (at least 50% + 1 of the votes available to the co-owners present or represented).
*c) A decision of the general assembly could also instruct the co-ownership management body to ensure the coordination of this installation by individual co-owners if it considers that this would be in the interest of the co-ownership.
*d) However, nothing prevents the general assembly from deciding to bear the costs of adapting the communal areas itself if it considers that this adaptation is justified to allow the creation of environmentally friendly energy infrastructure that other co-owners can join in the future.
*e) All invoices and receipts relating thereto must be attached with the grant application. If necessary, the decision of the general assembly authorising the installation of the charging station(s) can be added to the application.
In the event that all individual co-owners wish to take advantage of charging stations and jointly build the charging infrastructure, it is recommended that the co-owners agree in writing on all aspects of this joint installation and on the distribution of the costs incurred in both installation and use.
Should all of the co-owners so wish, it is simpler for the co-ownership to take care of installation of the infrastructure directly, through the co-ownership management body. In this case, the co-ownership management body should be mandated for this purpose at the general meeting authorising the co-owners to install the infrastructure in question. For the co-owners to be able to receive the State grant, it is necessary, however, that the various stations remain private and that the related invoices be drawn up in the name of each co-owner.
In case of refusal by the general assembly, the owner(s) who made the request may refer the matter to the district court of the place in which the building is located, sitting in civil matters. The latter may authorise them to carry out this work if it is not likely to harm the solidity or aesthetics of the building or disturb the other co-owners.
- A smart charging station offers users additional functionalities, e.g. self-consumption of own photovoltaic electricity.
- According to the Grand Ducal regulation, this means a charging station equipped with an integrated or external interface compatible with the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) standard, Version 1.6 or higher.
The Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) is an open, manufacturer-independent standard for communication between charging stations and a central management system. This makes it possible to integrate any type or model of charging station into an intelligent charge management system, with Version 1.6 offering users more flexibility and functionality.
- A system that manages the set of charging stations behind a single connection point, so as to limit their simultaneous power draw to a value that cannot exceed the capacity made available by the grid operator at the connection point.
- This system must be able to integrate a number of charging stations equivalent to the number of parking spaces in the building and must ensure the non-discriminatory connection of future users.
In the event of a change of owner or tenant of a site at which a private charging station has been subsidised, financial aid may be granted for a new charging station installed to replace a dismantled charging station.
- In general, one space per dwelling or business premises* is eligible.
- Where the applicant owns or rents several spaces attached to the same building, financial aid may be granted for only one of these spaces. However, if the applicant is the owner or tenant of several dwellings or business premises in the same building, financial aid may be granted for only one such space per dwelling and business premises.
- Where more than one applicant owns or rents the same dwelling or business premises, only one space per dwelling or business premises is eligible for financial support.
*For business premises, the application must be made by a natural person.
Applications must include all of the following supporting documents:
- a copy of the correctly paid invoice, attesting to the purchase and, where applicable, installation of the charging station;
- if the beneficiary owns the location at which the private charging station is installed, an extract from the land registry indicating this ownership;
- if the beneficiary is not the owner of the location at which the private charging station is installed, a copy of the lease contract or an attestation of availability for the location of the charging station for which the subsidy is requested.
Subsidy application form for a private charging station: