JET Charge Awarded Contract for Perth’s First Electric Bus Charging Station (WA)
We’re proud to have been awarded the contract to design, supply, install and commission the electric bus charging infrastructure at Elizabeth Quay Bus Station – marking a new step in electrifying Perth’s bus fleet and public transportation in Western Australia. The project is an initiative that is part of a $250 million collaborative effort between the Federal and State Governments, that will transform Elizabeth Quay into the first bus station in WA capable of supporting electric buses.
- The Public Transport Authority have awarded JET Charge the project contract
- JET Charge to spearhead design, supply, install, and commission electric bus charging infrastructure at Elizabeth Quay Bus Station in Perth, Western Australia.
- Elizabeth Quay is set to become the first electric bus-ready station in WA.
- The project is part of a $250 million joint initiative between Federal and State Governments – includes the introduction of 130 brand-new electric buses, the installation of charging infrastructure, and upgrades to manufacturing facilities to boost electric bus production.
- The infrastructure will support the operation of 18 electric buses on the Perth CAT bus service.
- Kempower will supply the charging hardware for the project, with its DC satellite system offering unique advantages.
- Works at Elizabeth Quay are expected to commence in early 2024.
The project encompasses several key components, including the delivery of 130 new electric buses, installation of charging infrastructure at strategic depots, and substantial upgrades to manufacturing facilities to support the production of electric buses. Once the cutting-edge charging infrastructure is in place, it will support the operation of 18 electric buses on the Perth CAT bus service and will make Elizabeth Quay the first bus station in WA capable of support electric buses.
Kempower’s DC satellite system, perfectly suited to optimizing spatial limitations at the site and working amongst busy bus movements, will play a crucial role in this transformation. Its unique modular architecture with dynamic power management allows high output from a compact footprint, while the 600kW power cabinets can be remotely located.
Works are expected to commence in early 2024, with the first of the Perth CAT electric buses schedule to go into service in the second half of the year. The project is a testament to the collective efforts of governments, businesses, and communities to pave the way for a more sustainable, eco-friendly public transportation system in the heart of Western Australia.
At JET Charge, we’re honoured to play a pivotal role in the journey towards electrifying the bus fleet and contributing to a cleaner environment for the people of Perth. We’re committed to providing the cutting-edge charging infrastructure required to support the electric buses of the future, and we can’t wait to witness the positive impact this project will have on the community, environment, and the future of public transportation in Western Australia. We extend our sincere gratitude to the Public Transport Authority for entrusting us with this significant project.