- Convert diesel buses to electric and power this new electric fleet using a smart microgrid solution to help the County become net zero by 2035.
- Provide stable, resilient power in a region increasingly susceptible to severe weather due to climate change.
- Find a long-term partner to design, build, own, operate, and maintain an on-site microgrid, charging infrastructure, and other equipment to ensure uninterrupted transit bus services.
When extreme weather disrupted power for days in Montgomery County, Maryland, civic leaders sought to strengthen their community’s resilience while simultaneously pursuing more ambitious sustainability goals.
And they did it with the Brookville Smart Energy Bus Depot, improving vital elements of infrastructure with on-site energy solutions expertly managed by a long-term partner, AlphaStruxure.
Edge Control: EcoStruxure Power SCADA Operation (PSO), EcoStruxure Microgrid Operation, Charge Management Controller
Connected Products: Energy Control Center, PowerLogic™, MasterPacT™, EasergyMV Relay
The 6.5 MW microgrid includes three 633 kW generators, a 1.6 MW solar PV array, and a 3 MW Battery Energy Storage system. The Brookville Smart Energy Bus Depot also includes:
- 4.14 MW of charging capacity
- Eighteen 180 kW 3-dispenser chargers, enabling 54 buses to be plugged in at once and capable of a full charge in approximately 3 hours
- Two 450 kW pantograph chargers for rapidly charging buses at 450 kW for up to 10 minutes
- Plug-in chargers mounted on overhead charging reels, improving operations and avoiding hazards associated with ground-level cabling
Chris Brown, Chief, Office of Energy and Sustainability, Montgomery County, Maryland
Innovative funding puts energy resilience within reach
AlphaStruxure’s Energy as a Service model removes the burden of financing, owning, installing, and managing energy infrastructure, which means organizations can focus on their business without worrying about risk or any upfront capital investment.
And the seamless integration of EcoStruxure solutions throughout the project supports the community’s future-ready focus through digital transformation.
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