….let's share our railways knowledge

Energy Conservation

Has Solar Power taken off to drive transport sector in future?

By on January 23, 2015
Has Solar Power taken off  to drive transport sector in future?

Most of the modules for tapping using solar power available in the market have been developed for wide range of applications in  Industry, residential and office complex. These modules may not immediately suit the Railways need for few specific applications. It is, therefore, necessary to find the economic usage of the solar energy specific to […]

Continue Reading »

Introspection of the Energy Conservation Success of Indian Railways as stated in Vision 2020 document

By on February 23, 2014

Energy conservation finds a mention in the vision statement of Indian Railways. Was it a show case to impress someone those matters? Is Indian Railways honestly used the buzz word ‘Energy Conservation’ and implemented it in its grass root policies? There is no scope to question the energy efficiency in any of the based specification […]

Continue Reading »

Energy conservation measures in Metro transport System

By on February 6, 2014

Metro transport system consumes a considerable amount of energy for traction as well as non-traction. Saving energy means saving on cost and reduced CO2 emission. Saving one kW power for 16 hrs a day means saving Rs. 35000/-  (present day electrical energy cost in India) and 0.5 Tonne of CO2 into atmosphere per year. This […]

Continue Reading »

Energy Conservation – Renewable sources of Energy

By on May 11, 2013
Energy Conservation – Renewable sources of Energy

Most of the modules for tapping using solar power available in the market are from the demand of Industry, residential and office complex. These modules may not immediately suit the Railways requirement. It is therefore necessary to identify the economic usage of the solar energy specific to Railways and then have the modules developed for […]

Continue Reading »

Energy Conservation – Train Lighting and Air Conditioning

By on May 11, 2013
Energy Conservation – Train Lighting and Air Conditioning

Power supply for Train Lighting and air conditioning is provided either by Self generation or End on Generation system. Estimation of energy consumption for Train Lighting and Air Conditioning SG Coaches Holding of Self Generation Coaches: AC=8000; Non-AC=38000 Installed Capacity of power Generation = No. of coaches * Generation Units/coach AC Coach: 8000*50kW=400000kW; Non-AC coach: […]

Continue Reading »

Energy Conservation -Traction

By on May 11, 2013
Energy Conservation -Traction

  Traction Energy- Scenario Indian Railways consumed 14.2 B-unit electrical energy and 2.6 B-liters of diesel oil for electrical and diesel Traction respectively  during 2011-12. Responsibility for energy conservation in electrical energy lies with the electric department whereas for diesel oil with the Mechanical Department of Indian Railways. Traction Energy Energy for Electric Traction is […]

Continue Reading »

Energy Conservation Non-Traction

By on May 11, 2013
Energy Conservation Non-Traction

Usage of Energy in Indian Railways is basically under two heads namely Traction and Non-traction and measured separately. Traction Energy is consumed towards hauling of trains whereas Non-traction energy is towards offices, railway station, yards, residential, water supply, air conditioning, workshops, maintenance depots etc. The energy consumption trend towards Non-traction  during the last 5 years […]

Continue Reading »

Energy Conservation

By on May 6, 2013
Energy Conservation

Energy Conservation is defined as “To limit and ensure efficient use of energy sources and economic harness of an abundant source of naturally existing renewable sources of energy” Thus there are three areas of research, development and action for Energy Conservation Human behavior for cutting need and reducing wastage Counselling, Training, incentives, penalties and education of user […]

Continue Reading »

Top