Keolis S.A. Chooses PSI Software for Electromobility

Depot and charging management for the operation of E-buses in Vélizy near Paris

Berlin, 13 December 2019 – As part of a Europe-wide tender for the gradual introduction of zero-emission buses, the French transportation company, Keolis S.A., decided in favour of the PSI Transcom GmbH to supply a depot and charging management system for around fifty electric buses at the Vélizy depot near Paris.

The charging and load management system with integrated dispatching module for e-buses ensures safe and efficient dispatching of electric buses by means of numerous interfaces, taking into account various conditions, such as the block-dependent ranges of the vehicles and the current outside temperature.

The system continuously checks which vehicles at the depot fit which blocks after which loading time. The necessary preconditioning, such as the automatic start of preheating or precooling, is initiated automatically by the system before the start of the block. The integrated load management controls the current energy demand and ensures that the specified loading capacity at the depot is not exceeded.

As partner companies, IES Synergy as a manufacturer of chargers and Spie batignolles are involved in the implementation.

With around 65,000 employees worldwide and more than three billion passengers a year, the Keolis Group, headquartered in Paris, operates a public transport network of around 364 km of metro lines, 985 km of tram lines and 7,000 km of railway lines as well as 21,650 buses on behalf of 300 transport authorities.

Based on its own software products, PSI Group develops and integrates complete solutions for optimizing the flow of energy and materials for utilities (energy networks, energy trading, public transport) and industry (mining, metals production, automotive, mechanical engineering, logistics). PSI was founded in 1969 and employs almost 2,000 persons worldwide.