Energy Storage Demonstration

The objective of this project is to demonstrate the feasibility and cost effectiveness of installing a wayside energy storage system that will: (1) capture and re-use regenerative brake energy; (2) reduce the peak current demand and voltages; (3) evaluate several suitable energy storage technologies and implement/demonstrate the technology (ies); and (4) determine return on investment (ROI).

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: National Research Program, National Research, Engineering of Rolling Stock and Equipment - Rail


  • English


  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $300000.00
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Chen, Roy

  • Performing Organizations:

    Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

    600 5th Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Start Date: 20090622
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20101230
  • Source Data: RiP Project 34854

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01489146
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 2 2013 1:00AM