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POWER SUPPLY

Siemens Mobility

BELOW, THE
interior of
the Siemens
Mobility
container
substation.

Siemens Mobility

new traction power system and references the adage "only that which
is measured can be managed."
"Only through the use of timestepped dynamic load flow simulations can one accurately size
the traction power system," said
Schimpf. "Without these simulations, the client runs the risk of
either suffering from decreased
resiliency in their power system
or wasting money overbuilding
their system. Along these lines,
we help our clients understand
the probability and impact of the
various failure modes of the critical traction power equipment.
While it may have once been acceptable to disregard regenerative
braking altogether, this approach
marginalizes a significant and reliable power source. It is fantastic
to see regenerative braking become
commonplace and for on-board or

wayside energy storage systems
become more prevalent. However, unless these new technologies
are properly accounted for, their
full impact may not be realized."

Flexible solutions

Siemens Mobility says that it is
seeing light rail solutions growing in popularity due to rising
city populations and traffic congestion. The company points to
Sound Transit's recent LRT expansion in Tacoma as an example where the project helped drive
traction power solutions.
"We're glad to see a renewed interest in electrification - especially in markets needing to achieve
sustainability targets and increase
energy savings through transit,"
said Andreas Thon, vice president
of Turnkey Projects and Rail Electrification, North America.

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