Re: Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug
Author: diffrent critter
Date: 02-10-2019 - 13:36

Many electric transit systems use regenerative braking. However, as other noted, if there's no load to accept the generated power it's worthless, and has to be dissipated on the car as normal dynamics. One alternative is to add storage (batteries, ultracaps) to substations for, say grades or flyover bridges. That can capture power from trains running downgrade and supply it to trains running upgrade later, reducing the power bill. Cost-effectiveness is still marginal because of the cost of batteries and ultracaps, and the control systems.

Essentially, we're talking about net metering, which is a thing in residential solar and wind systems. You generate x kwh. If you use more than that at any given time, it just reduces your use of grid power; if you use less, it feeds back into the grid "running your meter backward." In Europe, it often is "bought back" by the utility at a very low wholesale rate rather than directly offsetting the bill.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug SteveT 02-09-2019 - 16:03
  Re: Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug Ed Workman 02-09-2019 - 17:08
  Re: Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug OPRRMS 02-09-2019 - 19:01
  Re: Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug OPRRMS 02-09-2019 - 18:57
  Re: Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug Berg 02-09-2019 - 20:19
  Re: Auxiliary Braking, CN air repeater car Berg 02-09-2019 - 20:28
  Re: Auxiliary Braking, SP air repeater car berg 02-09-2019 - 20:30
  Re: Auxiliary Braking, SP air repeater car OPRRMS 02-09-2019 - 21:12
  Re: Auxiliary Braking, DPU is better Berg 02-09-2019 - 21:31
  Re: Auxiliary Braking, DPU is better SP5103 02-09-2019 - 23:02
  Re: Auxiliary Braking, DPU is better SteveT 02-10-2019 - 01:19
  Re: Auxiliary Braking, DPU is better diffrent critter 02-10-2019 - 10:50
  Re: Auxiliary Braking, DPU is better Max Wyss 02-10-2019 - 12:03
  Re: Auxiliary Braking, DPU is better ex-BN 02-10-2019 - 13:58
  Re: Auxiliary Braking, DPU is better SP5103 02-10-2019 - 15:39
  Re: Auxiliary Braking, DPU is better ex-BN 02-10-2019 - 16:35
  Re: Auxiliary Braking, DPU is better SP5103 02-11-2019 - 11:23
  Re: Auxiliary Braking, DPU is better George Andrews 02-11-2019 - 14:09
  Re: Auxiliary Braking, DPU is better Dr Zarkoff 02-10-2019 - 18:14
  Re: Auxiliary Braking, SP air repeater car Bunper Cars 02-09-2019 - 21:38
  Re: Auxiliary Braking, SP air repeater car Craig Tambo 02-09-2019 - 23:55
  Re: Auxiliary Braking, CN air repeater car (ex BN) Berg 02-10-2019 - 10:39
  Re: Auxiliary Braking, CN air repeater car yesterday Berg 02-10-2019 - 10:41
  Re: Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug Max Wyss 02-09-2019 - 23:48
  Re: Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug George Andrews 02-10-2019 - 09:44
  Re: Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug Max Wyss 02-10-2019 - 12:07
  Re: Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug Dr Zarkoff 02-10-2019 - 12:09
  Re: Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug Max Wyss 02-10-2019 - 12:18
  Re: Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug diffrent critter 02-10-2019 - 13:36
  Re: Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug SP5103 02-10-2019 - 15:48
  Re: Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug Dr Zarkoff 02-10-2019 - 18:17
  Re: Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug Max Wyss 02-11-2019 - 05:16
  Re: Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug SP5103 02-11-2019 - 12:22
  Re: Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug Commenter 02-11-2019 - 12:32
  Re: Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug Dr Zarkoff 02-11-2019 - 22:13
  Re: Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug Chris Walker 02-13-2019 - 03:30
  Re: Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug Dr Zarkoff 02-13-2019 - 10:27
  Re: Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug Max Wyss 02-14-2019 - 00:52
  Re: Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug WILL 02-10-2019 - 11:10
  Re: Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug Berg 02-10-2019 - 11:30
  Re: Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug (TEBU) Berg 02-10-2019 - 12:03
  Re: Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug (TEBU) SP5103 02-10-2019 - 15:24
  Re: Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug (TEBU) Dr Zarkoff 02-10-2019 - 18:18
  Re: Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug (TEBU) Dr Fuqoff 02-10-2019 - 20:48
  Re: Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug Max Wyss 02-10-2019 - 12:11
  Re: Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug Dr Zarkoff 02-10-2019 - 12:21
  Re: Auxiliary Braking Unit or Brake Slug Collector 02-11-2019 - 18:42


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