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Project Goal

Demonstrate the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) benefits of energy to fleet services such as school districts. While investing in electric school buses has a higher initial cost, V2G helps reduce the costs over time and are a safer, less pollutant solution for kids riding buses.

PROJECT TIMELINE

Start: June 2017
Projected End: 2021

LOCATION

California, USA

PARTNERS

Blue Bird Corporation
NREL
Vehicle-To-Grid School Bus Initiative
Rialto Unified School District
San Bernardino County

DETAILS

– Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy
– 8 Blue Bird bidirectional electric buses
– Charged by Nuvve’s PowerPort 3-phase AC bidirectional charging station

SERVICES

– Ancillary services (regulation up and down)

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