Bus Exportable Power Supply (BEPS) System

Bus Exportable Power Supply (BEPS) System

The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) has partnered with University of Texas Center for Electromechanics (CEM) and Hagerty Consulting to develop a Bus Exportable Power Supply (BEPS) System that will give hybrid buses the capability to act as on-demand, mobile, electrical-power generators. This technology will be especially useful in emergency disaster response and recovery, when traditional power supplies are not reliable. The project team is responsible for system design, demonstration, and a documented recommended methodology for implementation in real-world applications. This project was funded under the FTA Innovative Safety, Resiliency, and All-Hazards Emergency Response and Recovery Demonstrations program.

Project Manager

Blake Whitson

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Technology Focus

Hybrid Electric