Rail Wayside Energy Storage System Demonstration Program

This project supports the efforts of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to examine and demonstrate the feasibility and cost effectiveness of installing a rail wayside energy storage system that will: (1) capture and re-use regenerative brake energy; (2) reduce peak period load and voltage sag; (3) evaluate and demonstrate appropriate storage technologies; and (4) determine "return on investment".

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: National Research Program


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

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

    Chen, Roy

  • Performing Organizations:

    Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

    600 5th Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Principal Investigators:

    Krempasky, Joseph

  • Start Date: 20090601
  • Actual Completion Date: 20100831
  • Source Data: RiP Project 23710

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01489195
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Contract Numbers: DC-26-7209
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 3 2013 12:53AM