Aligning with California's goal to transition all public transit agencies to 100% zero-emission bus fleets by 2040, the Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) selected AMPLY Power to manage all aspects of charging for electric buses servicing the city of Anaheim and surrounding communities.
The production scale, 20-year contract is the first of its kind and largest Fleet Charge Management Services (CMS) agreement to date, which covers the management of ATN’s charging operations from system design, installation, equipment purchase, operations, and maintenance for a fixed price per kilowatt-hour (kWh) consumed.
The Phase One ATN Claudina Site project will be outfitted with 46 electric bus charging stations and a 545kW solar canopy covering the entire bus charging area. AMPLY’s charge automation software can flatten the peak electrical demands below two megawatt (MW) and reduce utility service upgrade requirements for ATN, as well as minimize any electric grid impact for Anaheim Public Utilities. Optimizing the charging for ATN, allows buses to achieve 99.99% operational availability at the lowest peak energy demand by reducing time-of-use energy and demand costs.
The agency estimates it will save $4.8 million in fuel costs over 20 years compared to liquid natural gas (LNG) or compressed natural gas (CNG).
Subsequent phases of the ATN project will include a second new facility handling maintenance and bus-washing, as well as growing the fleet to include more electric buses and chargers.
Originally posted on Metro Magazine