Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) looks to expand sustainability efforts with electric buses.
Since 1993, LCPS has saved taxpayers over $90 million by changing the behavior of students and staff as well as by utilizing green building, energy management and maintenance practices. The most recent efforts included participation in Dominion Energy’s grant program for electric school buses. LCPS sought eight electric buses under the first phase of Dominion’s program to subsidize the purchase of electric buses, installation of charging equipment and training, which begins in 2020 with 50 electric buses. Whereas LCPS was not selected for phase one, we remain in the running and hopeful to be under consideration for phase two, which would subsidize an additional 200 buses per year for the next 5 years. Dominion’s project goals are to facilitate 50% of new bus purchases being electric school buses by 2025 and 100% by 2030. Dominion will monitor the charging of the bus batteries and utilize Vehicle to Grid (VTG) technology when appropriate. Recipients will be awarded based on the location of the buses and where VTG provides the best value for Dominion Energy. https://www.dominionenergy.com/ourpromise/innovation/electric-school-buses