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Project Goal

Demonstrate the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) and vehicle-to-building (V2B) benefits of energy and building management to fleet services such as school districts. While investing in electric school buses has a higher initial cost, V2G and V2B help reduce the total cost of ownership and are a safer, less pollutant solution for kids riding buses.

PROJECT TIMELINE

Start: 2017
Projected End: Q2 2019

LOCATION

California, USA

PARTNERS

Torrance Unified School District
Transpower
San Diego Unified School District

DETAILS

– Funded by California Energy Commission and South Coast Air Quality Management District
– Deployment of (6) V2G-capable buses; buses are retrofitted BlueBird models with birdirectional, on-board inverters, 96 kWh battery + 22 kW capacity

Demonstrate:
– Revenue opportunity for frequency response and other grid-wide services
– Cost optimization for demand charge management and time of use optimization
– Cost mitigation for local energy generation and stationary storage

SERVICES

– Bidirectional V2B load shifting
– Demand charge management

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