Smart Energy Bus Depot

Case Study

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#MoveTheDate

21
Days

Existing off-the-shelf, commercial technologies for buildings, industrial processes, and electricity production could move Overshoot Day at least 21 days, without any loss in productivity or comfort, according to an analysis by researchers from Global Footprint Network and Schneider Electric.

What is the solution?

Montgomery County, in the state of Maryland, USA, is about to enable 44 buses in its transit fleet to transition from diesel to electric, reducing emissions in alignment with its carbon neutrality ambitions.

How does it #MoveTheDate?

62 percent CO2 emissions reduction shifting from diesel to electric buses powered by the microgrid.

Lifetime greenhouse gas benefit of over 155,000 avoided tons of CO2-e.

How is it scalable?

The energy-as-a-service, together with innovative funding approaches, can be easily replicated to accelerate smart infrastructure investment from cities as well as corporations, enabling to meet future energy demand for mobility.

What is the solution?

Montgomery County, in the state of Maryland, USA, is about to enable 44 buses in its transit fleet to transition from diesel to electric, reducing emissions in alignment with its carbon neutrality ambitions.

How does it #MoveTheDate?

62 percent CO2 emissions reduction shifting from diesel to electric buses powered by the microgrid.

Lifetime greenhouse gas benefit of over 155,000 avoided tons of CO2-e.

How is it scalable?

The energy-as-a-service, together with innovative funding approaches, can be easily replicated to accelerate smart infrastructure investment from cities as well as corporations, enabling to meet future energy demand for mobility.

The Brookville Smart Energy Bus Depot is a first-of-its-kind integration of microgrid and EV-charging infrastructure that aims to provide sustainability, reliability and resilience for the county’s public transportation system. 

AlphaStruxure’s Energy-as-a-Service solution includes solar photovoltaic canopies, battery energy storage, distributed generation with carbon-neutral fuel strategy, eBus chargers and charge management software, and EcoStruxureTM microgrid technology. 

Energy-as-a-Service approach enables the transition to zero-emission fleets design as it makes it possible for the customer to build, own, and operate a fully resilient and sustainable integrated fleet electrification infrastructure project. 

Aside from the environmental impact of 155,000 avoided tons of CO2-e over the lifetime of the fleet, outcomes include:

  • Climate Resilience & Operational Reliability: Ensures uninterrupted bus services during any long-term power outages caused by severe weather as well as any short-term disturbances or perturbations of the utility grid.
  • Financial Benefits: Eliminates upfront cost to the County for the project, including all microgrid and charging infrastructure, and provides long-term cost predictability for energy supply.
  • Flexible Fleet Operations: Avoidance of utility-demand charges and time-of-use tariffs provides fleet operations with ultimate dispatch flexibility.

There’s no benefit in waiting!

Acting now puts you at a strategic advantage in a world increasingly defined by ecological overshoot. Countless solutions exist that #MoveTheDate. They’re creative, economically viable, and ready to deploy at scale. With them, we can make ourselves more resilient and #MoveTheDate of Earth Overshoot Day. If we move the date 6 days each year, humanity can be out of overshoot before 2050.