BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE FOR RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEMS
A battery simulation model was developed to work in conjunction with the Rail Transit Energy Management Model (EMM) to estimate the performance of battery energy storage on rail transit systems. This model uses a battery which is connected directly to the DC bus at a substation. No power conditioning equipment is involved, thus reducing the cost of a battery station substantially. Although these types of battery stations could be used for peak load shaving, voltage boost, and increasing energy receptivity on a system with regenerating trains, it was found that the last of these uses proved economically feasible. Because energy receptivity is increased, the peak load will also be shaved.
- This work was financed by the Electric Power Research Institute.
Carnegie Mellon Research InstituteRail Systems Center, 700 Technology Drive, P.O. Box 2950
Pittsburgh, PA United States 15230-2950
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Uher, R A
- Publication Date: 1996-4
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 179 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternate fuels; Electric batteries; Energy conservation; Energy storage systems; Railroad transportation
- Old TRIS Terms: Energy management
- Subject Areas: Energy; Environment; Public Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00723625
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: FTA-PA-26-0008-96-2
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 8 1996 12:00AM