Brookville Depot – EV Bus Electrification County

2022 NACo Achievement Award Winner

Montgomery County, Md., MD

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About the Program

Category: County Resiliency (Best in Category)

Year: 2022

Montgomery County has set aggressive goals for carbon reduction, which include phasing out traditional diesel fueled buses and transitioning to a carbon free bus fleet by 2035. This transition to Battery Electric Buses requires significant investment in the fueling support infrastructure to provide a clean, reliable source of energy. The Montgomery County Department of General Services, Office of Energy and Sustainability is developing a microgrid at the Brookville Maintenance Depot in Silver Spring, MD by taking an innovative and industry leading approach to supporting this effort by having a microgrid, consisting of solar photovoltaic panels, grid connected battery storage and onsite generation to support the charging of electric buses, with the capability of operating independently from grid supplied electricity during climate events and power outages, ensuring the bus transit fleet will continue to service the community.

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