61%

Reduction In Greenhouse Gas Emissions

24hr

Of Zero Carbon Resilience

100%

Electrification Of Fleet By 2036

Microgrid Capacity at VTA

In conjunction with Proterra and Scale Microgrid Solutions, VTA will deploy 1.5 MW of solar  via rooftop space and an overhead carport canopy at the agency’s Cerone bus yard. The solar PV is paired with a battery storage system that can store 4 MWh of usable electricity and 1 MW of peak output power to provide back-up electricity at the bus yard for up to 20 hours of emergency operations. For extended outages, VTA has the option to easily connect a temporary generator to provide additional backup power for fleet operations. The agency will also install two Proterra one-and-a-half megawatt fleet chargers to power 34 electric transit buses.

1.56 MW

Solar PV

3 MW

Microgrid Fleet Chargers

34

Electric buses

“This project combines several VTA goals. It shifts us toward greener sources of energy, saves VTA money that can be reallocated to other operating needs and provides the infrastructure to charge our next batch of zero-emission buses.Our riders will benefit from a newer, quieter fleet and we will decrease our contribution toward climate change and poor air quality,”

- Adam Burger, Senior Transportation Planner with VTA.