Retail Supplier Announces Transit, Fleet Customer Wins For Electric Mobility Solution
August 24, 2021 Email This Story Copyright 2010-21 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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ENGIE North America, through its various subsidiaries and affiliates, announced today new K-12 fleet and transit agency customers -- El Monte Union High School District (UHSD), Grossmont Union HSD, and Victor Valley Transit Authority (all located in California) -- for its transportation electrification solution
ENGIE North America said that its turnkey electric mobility solution includes:
• "All aspects of eMobility planning and design, covering vehicles, charging infrastructure, energy management, and on-site energy generation and storage;
• "Total cost of ownership analysis and assistance in applying for grants and incentives;
• "Financing, including purchase options, capital leasing, or fixed-cost transportation and charging-as-a-service;
• "Sourcing of reliable, standards-compliant technologies;
• "Project management, from planning through construction and installation to ongoing support; and
• "Community engagement, such as academic collaborations and community outreach programs."
As an example, ENGIE noted that Grossmont Union HSD selected ENGIE's eMobility services to help plan the conversion of its fleet to zero emission vehicles, including developing eBus charging infrastructure requirements, analyzing the impact of adding solar and battery storage, and reviewing the district's plans for its new transportation yard.
ENGIE stated, "Battery energy storage is an important component of the eMobility infrastructure, as it provides back-up power and helps mitigate the costly spikes in power usage that result from the intermittent use of electric vehicle (EV) chargers. The 'demand charges' that utilities levy for these spikes can constitute a significant portion of an agency's or a district's electricity bill. In addition, when battery storage is deployed in conjunction with solar, it increases the feasibility of larger solar deployments, which can support lower cost transportation electrification."
"As an example, ENGIE North America devised an eMobility plan for the Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) in Hesperia, California, which included battery storage combined with solar to support the transit agency's electric and hydrogen bus fleet. The battery storage now offsets the demand spikes caused by VVTA's eBus chargers and natural gas compressors," ENGIE stated