CTtransit Upgrades Electric Bus Charging - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Distributed Energy Resources, GHG Emissions  -  April 16, 2024

CTtransit Upgrades Electric Bus Charging

CTtransit, a public transit provider in Connecticut, upgraded the charging mechanism for its electric buses.

The company chose The Mobility House to manage the charging of its electric buses at three sites throughout the state. ChargePilot® will avoid peak time-of-use (TOU) rates by automatically choosing the lowest cost time to charge while ensuring availability for scheduled departures, minimizing the overall costs of charging CTtransit's fleets.

ChargePilot® will manage 23 ABB 150kW HVC chargers for CTtransit that have already been installed with as many New Flyer Xcelsior 40' buses across three bus depots: Stamford, Hartford and Hamden, Connecticut. ChargePilot® will dynamically adjust charging for existing site loads at Hamden and Hartford and maximize cost savings.

ChargePilot® will also be integrated with CTtransit's fleet operations software. This integration will allow ChargePilot® to optimize charging around fleet schedules and ensure buses are ready for their scheduled pullout.

“With the addition of electric bus smart charging at these three sites, we are taking a meaningful step towards our fleet electrification goal,” said CTtransit general manager Thomas Stringer in a statement. “We have been impressed with the energy management capabilities of ChargePilot, which we expect will save us hundreds of thousands in reduced energy costs.”

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