Enel X To Assist MBTA With EV-Optimized Energy Supply & Management, As Part Of Public Transportation Electrification Services
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Enel X, the Enel Group's advanced energy services business line, announced it has been awarded two grants by the Accelerating Clean Transportation Now (ACTNow) program through the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC).
"The grants will support the development of public transportation electrification in the Commonwealth and coincide with the company's entrance into public transit electrification in the U.S. with the launch of a portfolio of turnkey services, including e-bus infrastructure planning, procurement, energy supply and management, and software. With the grants, Enel X will help develop an innovative approach to public transit fleet electrification planning, which will provide the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) insights to optimally electrify a portion of their new fleet and will support the electrification of a portion of Hopkinton Public School District's bus fleet," Enel X said
Enel X will work with the MBTA during the planning and development of a new bus depot to be located in Quincy, Mass. that will be capable of housing a fully electric fleet of 120 buses and charging infrastructure, as part of the MBTA's broader plans to design facilities to serve a zero-emissions e-bus fleet.
In addition to helping the MBTA with its electrification strategy, including providing insights regarding the optimal sizing of vehicle powertrain, battery, charging infrastructure, energy infrastructure including microgrids, as well as the development of an optimal charging strategy, Enel X, through its energy advisory services team, "will develop an energy supply management strategy to maximize the financial benefits of the system, including evaluation of on-site distributed energy resources (DERs) like battery storage and the potential to earn revenue from enrolling the electric fleet and DERs in local managed charging and demand response programs."
"Additionally, Enel X is expanding its partnership with Hopkinton Public School District to provide Hopkinton with two electric school buses and charging infrastructure, delivering clean transportation for the school district. Enel X will utilize its fully-networked, grid-responsive smart charging technology to enable Hopkinton Public School District to optimize charging sessions, thereby making more efficient use of resources, while also providing energy services to the grid. The project will demonstrate the importance of vehicle-grid integration by enabling the buses to serve as DERs and participate in utility programs, like demand response, aimed at helping to improve electric grid stability while also enabling the school district to decrease electricity costs and generate revenue from their participation in these programs. Currently, Enel X is constructing an integrated, on-site, solar and battery storage system at Marathon Elementary School in Hopkinton, which is expected to begin operations by the end of 2020," Enel X said
Enel X recently announced a joint venture with AMP Capital for the development of electric public transportation infrastructure in the Americas.