How should you manage your fleet of electrical locomotives to lower your energy cost?
Energy intensive corporations pay a high electricity price for their peak demand. The peak demand is the highest electrical power demand in the billing period. We coordinated electrical trains to equalize the energy profile and therefore reduce the energy cost. Driving uphill or the simultaneous acceleration of multiple locomotives surges the energy consumption. Equalizing the energy consumption by adjusting the acceleration and velocities of the trains lowers the peak demand and reduces the energy cost significantly.
Our academic article won a logistics price from the 'Logistik-Initiative Hamburg'See details