On-Board Energy Storage and Other Technological Solutions for Catenary-Free Light Trains and Trams 🗓

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Webinar Date: Friday, June 2, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM (EDT)
Speaker: Prof. Pablo Arboleya, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Oviedo
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
RSVP: required
Event Details & Registration: URL for Webinar

Summary: Nowadays, the use of energy storage combined with the regenerative braking systems of the trains can already be considered a conventional solution in railway systems. Such is the case that some manufacturers are using these kinds of on-board accumulation systems to avoid the use of overhead line equipment and to reduce the visual impact — offering catenary-free solutions. There exist other solutions for creating catenary-free systems, such as the ones based in third-rail technologies (standard, controlled or inductive), but none of them are a good option for recovering the regenerated braking energy. In this webinar we will skim through all of these technologies, describing their main features, drawbacks and benefits in terms of costs, operation, safety, reliability and efficiency.

Pablo Arboleya received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. (with distinction) degrees from the University of Oviedo, Gijon, Spain, in 2001 and 2005, respectively, both in electrical engineering. Currently, he works as an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Oviedo (with tenure since 2010). He is head of the LEMUR research group team in charge of developing railway simulators and is managing editor of the International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems published by Elsevier. Presently, his main research interests are focused on the static and dynamic modelling and operation techniques for distribution systems and Smart grids and railway traction networks. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.