Electric school bus charging hub could provide ‘blueprint’ for grid support

By John Engel Follow @EngelsAngle

By connecting the batteries of parked electric school buses to the grid, a first-of-its-kind electric school bus charging hub aims to provide enough backup power to support up to 10,000 homes.

Nuvve plans to build a hub with 200, fast-charging stations at Blue Bird Corporation’s delivery facility in Fort Valley, Georgia. When parked, multiple buses can serve as a virtual power plant to create capacity of up to 25 MW, the company said.

“This (vehicle-to-grid) hub will serve as a blueprint for large-scale school bus fleet deployments across the country,” said Gregory Poilasne, chairman and CEO of Nuvve. “In order to

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