The Grand Haven Board of Light & Power is the first utility in the State of Michigan to own and add a Plug-In Hybrid Electric bucket truck to their fleet.
GHBLP’s Plug-In Hybrid Electric bucket truck reduces fuel consumption and eliminates on-site emissions and engine noise by utilizing a high capacity battery system for its ALL ELECTRIC operating mode.
Electrical energy is used to power all boom hydraulic functions and the in-cab climate control system for a full work day, WITHOUT the use of the diesel engine.
Batteries are recharged by regenerative braking, engine/generator system, or grid power during off-peak hours through a charging station installed on-site at the GHBLP.
Permanent Magnet motor (Traction/Generator) is used to provide launch assist and regenerative braking.
The GHBLP anticipates annual fuel savings of approximately 55%.