Date: 07-Jun-2018

Event Details

Our June Presentation is on Railway Energy Storage System by Ian Cook Power Modelling Specialist from MTM

Australia’s first 1500 Volt DC Railway Energy Storage System is being installed in Melbourne. It is being installed by the North East Project Alliance for the Hurstbridge Line Upgrade Project at Diamond Creek.

It has been chosen as an opportunity to meet the Project Requirements, but at a reduced cost to the State.

Energy Storage Systems can be used in many ways to improve deficiencies in the Traction Power System and to reduce the energy consumption. On the Project, it has an element of both. It is to store the excessive regenerative braking energy that has been modelled to be available when the train braking, and release it back to the train when it departs from the station, in order to boost the traction acceleration voltage.

It is an innovative and sustainable solution for the Melbourne railway network
Ian Cook is a Traction Power Modelling Specialist of Metro Trains Melbourne. Ian has many years of experience working on the Melbourne Traction Power System. He is one of the most senior traction power engineers in Victoria. Ian has been participated in most major projects planning & strategy for Victoria traction power system.
This presentation will cover the fundamental and needs of an Energy Storage System for the railway network, also discussion on the future opportunities and strategies to implementation the Energy Storage System for Melbourne railway network

07 / 06 / 2018 - 05:30 pm to 07:30 pm

Registration Closes
07 / 06 / 2018 - 5:30 pm


Engineers Australia Victoria
Level 31, 600 Bourke street
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

EA and RTSA Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
Other Society Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
Student Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)

Railway Technical Society of Australasia
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Contact: Engineers Australia Member Services
Phone: 1300 653 113

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