Dear CUTRIC-CRITUC Members and Canadian electricity utility stakeholders,
CUTRIC-CRITUC’s National Power Providers Transit Electrification Working Group (“Power Providers Working Group”) has been formed to focus on solving technology and policy challenges impeding the widespread introduction of high-powered overhead charging stations for opportunity charged electric buses, as well as high-powered and low-powered overhead and plug-in systems for depot charged electric buses.
The Power Providers Working Group is tasked with addressing grid-side technology requirements including potential energy storage solutions, as well as energy systems regulations and policies, such as electricity tariffs for transit and ownership rights for charging systems among utilities, which shape and affect the electrification of Canada’s transit buses today.
The Power Providers Working Group will also assess the value of potential carbon pricing mechanisms -- provincially and federally across Canada -- on the design, funding and financial sustainability of ubiquitous electric transit initiatives that integrate high- and low-powered charging systems with energy storage solutions (of variable capacities), renewable energy sources, and emissions reduction credit schemes.
Canadian electricity utility stakeholders interested in the electrification of bus technologies across Canada are invited to attend the first Technical Planning Session #3 of CUTRIC-CRITUC’s National Power Providers Transit Electrification Working Group scheduled for Feb. 12, 2019.
CUTRIC-CRITUC’s National Power Providers Transit Electrification Working Group is being organized in the interests of our innovation champion transit members, including a total of 23 transit agencies and transit operators across Canada such as TransLink, Calgary Transit, Winnipeg Transit, Toronto Transit Commission, Brampton Transit, York Region Transit, Metrolinx, and Société de transport de Trois-Rivières among others.
We look forward to welcoming you to this national integration effort aimed at disrupting the transit industry with ubiquitous, standardized, interoperable transit electrification technologies and rational, appropriate, modernized utility policies.
Dr. Josipa Petrunic
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