A national commitment with appropriate funding is needed before railroad electrification can play a significant role in the transportation sector. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and US utilities are interested in the opportunity to use rail rights-of-way for towers and the possibility of reducing the costs of coal transport. Electrification will become more cost-effective as oil prices rise, but only one percent of US railroads are presently electric. EPRI's role will be to help develop techniques for utilities to forecast load and supply needs, eliminate electronic interference, and reduce the costs of an electrification program.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Electric Power Research Institute

    P.O. Box 1041, 3412 Hillview Avenue
    Palo Alto, CA  United States  94303
  • Publication Date: 1980-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 28 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 5
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325744
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM