Planning and Procurement of Electric Buses



  
  
 
 
  • Training
11/02/2019
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13/02/2019
Bengaluru
  • India

About: 

Indian cities are pursuing ambitious electric bus deployment targets to reduce the emissions and improve efficiency of transport systems. Some cities have already initiated electric bus roll-out through the FAME I scheme, while many others are at different stages of planning and implementation. However, cities are facing challenges in identifying context specific solutions on the vehicle technology alternatives, incentive schemes and procurement models for electric buses.

To support cities address some of these issues, UITP India is organising a three day training program on 'Planning and Procurement of Electric Buses' between February 11-13, 2019.

The program is supported by Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF) with Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) as the local host

The agenda will cover:

  • Electric Bus Technology
  • Planning
  • Procurement 

The sessions will be led by Indian and international experts with extensive experience in the electric bus sector. The program will also provide a good platform for technical discussions and networking opportunities with various key stakeholders in the electric bus sector.    

Speakers: 

Jen Fongers, Former Bus Services Manager of RET (Public Transport Operator) and Senior Bus Advisor, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Ray Minjares, Clean Air Program Lead, International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), San Francisco, USA

Nikit Abhyankar, Senior Scientific Engineering Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Stanford, California, USA

 

Programme: 

Day 1 - 11 Feb 2019

9.00 - Welcome and introduction to the course

10.00 - Session 1: Introduction: International market overview of electric buses and charging infrastructure

How can electric buses contribute to making public transport network competitive and our cities sustainable? What are the drivers and barriers when it comes to the choice of technology? This session will also give an overview of the market. Looking to auxiliaries and related technologies used to run electric busses, whether it be the installation (and running) of charging infrastructure, (the impact on information technology systems), driver assistance and standardisation based on actual examples of implementation.

[Jen FONGERS, Senior Advisor Bus., Fongers Folio B.V., Netherlands]

11.00 - Coffee break

11.30 - Session 2: Electric buses in Indian cities- Learnings from the FAME I scheme

The session will present findings from the evolution of the Indian electric bus market so far. This will include a review of the incentives offered under the FAME scheme and its comparision with International electric bus incentive programs. Outcomes of the procurement process followed by cities as a part of the FAME I scheme will also be presented

[Ravi GADEPALLI, UITP + Nikit Abhayankar, LBNL]

13.00 - Lunch

14.00 - Session 3: Transition to e-Buses- Evaluating other low-emission alternatives

This session will give an overview of the global low-emission bus technology evolution. The comparative evaluation of electric buses against other low-emission alternatives like Bharat Stage (BS) VI, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Hybrid electric buses will be presented.

[Ray MINJARES, International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)]

16.00 - Coffee break

16.30 - Session 4: Workshop on recommendations for FAME II

17.30 - End of the day

Day 2 - 12 Feb 2019

09:30 - Session 5: Procurement of electric buses

To understand the Life Cycle Cost of the investment is vital for decision making. There are also procurement principles. A Tender procedure, advised by UITP, will be presented in order to get an organised procurement process. The key features of an electric bus tender and contract documents, methods for technology evaluation and key Service Level Agreements (SLA) needed will be discussed

[Jen FONGERS, Senior Advisor Bus., Fongers Folio B.V., Netherlands]

11.00 - Coffee break

11.30 - Session 6: Implementation challenges: The impact on service planning and electricity grid infrastructure

From line management and maintenance to training of personnel, driving and safety, the operations of a fully electric bus system differs substantially from that of a traditional bus system. The importance of studying the initial operational needs are key to successfully introducing electric buses. International examples will be presented to explain impact on operation of electric fleets. India specific research on the impact of electric bus charging infrastructure on the electricity infrastructure of a city and its implications will be discussed.

[Nikit Abhayankar, LBNL + Ray MINJARES, ICCT]

13.00 - Lunch

14.00 - Parallel Workshops:

  • Tendering and Procurement
  • Impact on service planning and operations
  • Electricity grid infrastructure

16.00 - Coffee break

16.30 - Launch of ‘Working group on Soot Free Buses in India’

17.30 - End of the day

Day 3 - 13 Feb 2019

09:30 - Electric buses in India (Case studies or technical visit)

11.00 - Coffee break

12:00 - Concluding remarks and distribution of certificates

13.00 - Lunch

14.00 - End of Course

 

Registration: 

  • There is no registration fee for the delegates as Training is funded by Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation.
  • Limited seats available so registration will be done on first come, first served
  • The preference will be given to Transport Authorities, State Road Transport Undertakings, Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) providing City Bus Services etc. All key stakeholders are invited to send their application for registration
  • Delegates will need to bear their own Travelling, Hotel and boarding expenses
  • Please direct any of your queries to Ravi (ravi.gadepalli@uitp.org  / Mob: +91-9911628255) or Ms. Indu Nair (indujeyesh@gmail.com / Mob: +91-9916045444

Practical information: 

Training Venue 

Auditorium - Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation

4th Floor, BMTC Shanthinagar Bus Station Complex,

K.H. Road, Shanthinagar

Bangalore 560 027, India

 

 

 

Speakers: 

Jen Fongers, Former Bus Services Manager of RET (Public Transport Operator) and Senior Bus Advisor, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Ray Minjares, Clean Air Program Lead, International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), San Francisco, USA

Nikit Abhyankar, Senior Scientific Engineering Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Stanford, California, USA

 

Partners: 

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