Charging Infrastructure for the Ore Mountains Region - Green Mobility on the Railway

F&S PROZESSAUTO­MATION GmbH, to­gether with six further part­ners from industry and science (DB Energie, DB RegioNetz Infrastruktur / Erzgebirgsbahn, Rail Power Systems, Smart Rail Connectivity Campus, TU Dresden / Professorship Electrical Trains, Verkehrsbund Mittelsachsen), is ad­vancing e-mobility in Saxony. The partners have joined forces under a co­operation agreement to set up an inno­vative charging station for battery-powered trains in Annaberg-Buchholz. 

Particularly noteworthy is the fact that charging takes place at a charging frequency of 50 Hz instead of the usual 16.7 Hz. This solution, which has been thought through in detail, is characterized by its compact design and the significantly reduced investment costs compared to conventional solutions with frequency conversion. Furthermore, the small amount of space required makes it possible to set up the system without a planning process.

The installation is followed by the testing phase, in which the interactions between the rail vehicles and the loading infra-structure are first investigated, between charging ­infra­structure and feeding energy ­supply­network and the effects of the charging ­infrastructure on the existing rail ­infra­structure are investigated. Once the test phase has been successfully completed, regular operation for train journeys from Chemnitz is to follow.

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