Assessment of grid-side energy storage systems for electric bus charging infrastructure

Electric buses have achieved first demonstration deployments in Canada. As bus fleet operators ramp up their implementation over the next 5-10 years, with many planning to fully convert their fleets to electric, charging capacity will become a challenge. This project will build up tools to examine the efficacy of energy storage located on the power grid side of the bus chargers to alleviate the high power requirements of the bus charges. This will help to mitigate technical challenges as well as costs associated with the charging the fleets.

Faculty Supervisor:

Curran Crawford


Graham Wilson


Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium


Engineering - mechanical



University of Victoria



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