NREL Partners with California Valley Transportation Authority on Electric Bus Grid Integration

Advanced Transit Bus Vehicle Grid Integration (VGI) Project

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is partnering with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) on an Advanced Transit Bus Vehicle Grid Integration project to inform state-wide opportunities for transit agencies. 

VTA will deploy 35 electric buses along with an innovative charging system that aims to reduce charging costs, minimize the impact of bus charging on the grid, and integrate increased renewables into the electricity mix. NREL will evaluate the performance of the buses and help VTA optimize their use.

For more information see the full news release.