Fleet electrification Projects

MGL is currently involved in multiple pilot projects to test and validate the first version of the software with real world data. Our projects are spread across the US: North Carolina, Colorado and a NASA site.

These projects are listed below 

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GoRaleigh, Raleigh, NC

Fleet Electrification Feasibility Study

GoRaleigh is  electrifying the public transport bus fleet in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation. Microgrid Labs is supporting this effort by conducting route analysis to identify routes that can be electrified and does physics-based modeling to identify the bus battery size required in order to operate electric buses on specific routes. Further, MGL is doing mathematical modeling to recommend the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure required to support the charging requirements of the electric fleet. This includes identifying the type of chargers, number of chargers, capabilities of the chargers, location of chargers, charging schedule, etc. 

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), USA

Fleet Electrification Feasibility Study

NASA currently operates a bus fleet of 50+ diesel buses on one of its campus that takes visitors to several points of interest on the campus. The plan is to electrify the complete fleet of 50+ buses over the next several years. MGL is supporting this effort by conducting route analysis to identify routes that can be electrified; recommend the bus battery size, type of chargers, number of chargers, capabilities of the chargers, location of chargers, charging schedule, etc. 

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Via Mobility, City of Boulder, CO

Feasibility Study and Charging Infrastructure Sizing

Via Mobility is a non-profit transit agency that focuses on providing public transportation services in the State of Colorado operating a fleet of ~180 vehicles that includes a mix of light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles. As Via Mobility and City of Boulder make a commitment to reducing GHG emission and convert their fleet to an all-electric fleet, the fleet requires route analysis, bus battery sizing, building charging infrastructure and upgrades to electrical infrastructure. 

Microgrid Labs is supporting the transition and adoption of Electric Vehicles by conducting preliminary analysis including modeling the charging process, quantifying the electrical demands, assessing the impact on electrical network and optimizing the size of the charging infrastructure. The modeling also includes recommendations for installing Solar PV, battery energy storage systems, and other sources of on-site generation in order to reduce the operating cost, increase renewable based generation and build resiliency for the bus service and for the city. 

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Chapel Hill Transit, Chapel Hill, NC

Chapel Hill transit is the public transit service in the City of Chapel Hill, NC that serves routes in the City and also through the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill campus. Chapel Hill Transit is planning to include electric buses in their bus fleet.

Microgrid Labs is supporting this effort by conducting route analysis to identify routes that can be electrified and does physics-based modeling to identify the bus battery size required in order to operate electric buses on specific routes. Further, MGL is doing mathematical modeling to recommend the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure required to support the charging requirements of the electric fleet. This includes identifying the type of chargers, number of chargers, capabilities of the chargers, location of chargers, charging schedule, etc.