NYC School Bus Umbrella Services Adds Electric Buses - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Distributed Energy Resources, GHG Emissions  -  May 10, 2024

NYC School Bus Umbrella Services Adds Electric Buses

New York City School Bus Umbrella Services (NYCSBUS) and its partners added 25 zero-emissions buses into service with advanced smart charging technology for school bus operators and districts across the region.

NYCBUS worked with The Mobility House, a tech company that integrates vehicle batteries into the power grid using intelligent charging and energy solutions. 

The project demonstrates an innovative and replicable technological approach to quickly and efficiently implement electric school bus charging at a power-constrained site. The use of data-driven analysis and the application of automated load management (ALM) technology allows NYCSBUS to charge up to 17 buses at the Zerega depot with 268 kW total nameplate charger capacity. It was installed at a site where the maximum load limit prescribed by the utility provider is only 80 kW.

This is the first time an ALM oversubscribed site has been implemented in ConEd’s service territory.

Without the use of ALM, NYCBUS would have only had power capacity for seven buses for the site. This project demonstrates the technology's effectiveness in optimizing available utility infrastructure and easing the installation of electric bus charging equipment.

“As a nonprofit bus operator, we have a commitment to pursue innovation in busing, including the implementation of advanced technologies to support zero emissions vehicles to benefit our drivers and the communities we serve,” said Matt Berlin, CEO of New York City Schools Bus Umbrella Services (NYCSBUS), in a statement. “We are proud to have our electrification project recognized for its impact.”


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