Clearly the operational stage is the most important aspect of a FCB project. It is the reason for embarking on the project and will provide critical information to determine the future of the application of H2 and FCB technology at that site. It will also be the most public activity of the project and therefore most open to scrutiny. Success is critical and only careful and thorough planning can achieve this. The saying “Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail” certainly holds true when applied to a FCB Project.
While there are some Best Practices that are applicable to only the planning for the bus or the HRS operations, there are some general approaches and actions that are applicable to both.
Challenges and Best Practice Solutions related specifically to HRSs or to FCBs are also provided.
Some of the most useful resources for planning for operations are also listed.
A useful list of performance parameters expected by operating sites, for both the HRSs and FCBs, are also provided.
Challenges and Solutions for Planning for Operations