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Fortis Alberta: Alberta Municipalities Constellation Project

In a world where environmental sustainability is becoming increasingly important, the electrification of transit fleets has emerged as a crucial step towards reducing carbon emissions and embracing cleaner alternatives. Fortis Alberta, a leading energy company, recognizes the significance of this transition and has taken proactive measures to spearhead a comprehensive transit fleet electrification planning project for nine transit agencies in Alberta. In collaboration with CUTRIC (Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium), this project aims to pave the way for a greener and more efficient future in the transportation sector.


The project includes a global technology landscape literature review, energy analysis for battery electric and fuel cell electric buses, economic analysis, lifecycle GHG emission analysis, schedule optimization study, charger optimization analysis, opportunity charger anlysis, utility documents assessment, ease of electrification roadmap and comparative analytics of performance between vehicle configuration.


This ambitious project involves close collaboration with nine Alberta transit agencies, each with its unique set of challenges and goals:


  • City of Airdrie
  • Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission – Roam Transit
  • City of Fort Saskatchewan
  • Town of Hinton
  • City of Leduc
  • Rocky View County
  • City of Spruce Grove
  • Strathcona County
  • Town of Whitecourt


This $500 000 project was partially funded by Infrastructure Canada through the Zero Emission Transit Fund. A portion of the costs were covered by Fortis Alberta.


Reach Your Decarbonization
and Electrification Goals