GSEP holds a workshop on operation and maintenance of electric buses in Lima
GSEP along with member companies Hydro-Québec and Enel held a training workshop on operation and maintenance of electric buses in Lima, Peru on September 23-25, 2019. This technical workshop, attended by 49 local bus operators, aimed at developing expertise on electric transportation in Peru in order to facilitate the integration of electric buses into the Peruvian transit system.
“Building human capacities in electric mobility is an essential part of enhancing the integration of electric buses into the public transit system of Lima,” said Mr. Alejandro Barragan, General Manager of Enel X Peru.
Experts from Enel and Hydro-Québec, as well as from WSP, ViriCiti and BYD, shared their expertise and showcased the best global practices on electric transportation throughout the three-day workshop. The workshop covered: electric transportation technology and its advantages, electric transportation operation and maintenance, and hands-on maintenance of an electric bus.
“Introducing electric transportation technology to the Peruvian public transit system will support the country’s move towards the energy transition and the achievement of its climate goals,” said Mr. Vincent-Michel Duval, Senior Advisor, Integration of New Technologies at Hydro-Quebec.
This workshop is part of a pilot project implemented by GSEP to integrate an electric bus to the transport system in Lima and to compile data that the Peruvian government will use to implement large-scale electrification across the country’s public transit systems.
This initiative is aligned with GSEP’s belief that electricity is the energy of the future, as cleaner electricity generation, energy efficiency and massive electrification of end-uses will be needed to reach the world’s development and climate goals.