Best Practices on E-Bus and Grid Integration: A Guide for California Transit Fleets

When managed effectively, battery electric buses can offer benefits to both the fleets that operate them and the power grid that supports them. One of the more recently-explored methods of reaping some of those benefits is vehicle-grid integration. Using two electric transit bus case studies – the California E-Bus to Grid Integration Project at Antelope Valley Transit Authority and the Advanced Transit Bus VGI Project at Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority – this guide provides information to help other transit fleets in California better understand VGI and how they can implement it into their own operations. As such, the guide provides information on what VGI is, what its current status is from technological and policy standpoints, and it summarizes a few best practices for transit fleets that are interested in implementing VGI.

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