A New Energy Storage Solution For A Massive Railway System

The lithium batteries, with a minimum capacity of 10 MWh, can be activated automatically through Enel X’s software during times of peak demand with the aim to help respond to the growing energy demand of railway systems whose faster, more powerful and larger trains could be slowed in some instances to avoid putting strain on power grids.

Whelp, there’s your answer. Lithium-ion strikes again: The batteries, once installed along certain railway sections, will help to allow for faster and more efficient train service, boosting the volume of train activity.

Enel will couple the storage system with regenerative brake technology, which uses the energy generated when a train is braking to charge the batteries where it will be stored for later use thereby helping to decrease the railways’ overall energy consumption.

via A New Energy Storage Solution For A Massive Railway System | CleanTechnica

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