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Regenerative Braking IR
Sep 26 2011 (11:07PM)
News Entry# 40241 Regenerative braking helps Railways to save energy, money
Posted by: Jayashree ❖ Amita*^ Added by: rdb*^ Sep 26 2011 (11:10PM)
Sept 26, 2011
ALLAHABAD: Application of brakes in trains invariably results in loss of energy. However, conservation of energy by utilising the technology of regenerative braking in electric locomotives has helped the North Central Railway to save about 15 million units of electricity costing about Rs six crore in the current financial year.
When trains are required to be stopped or slowed down near railway stations or signals, the driver applies brakes. For this purpose, there are mechanical brakes, which work on compressed air, by converting the energy of the motion of a...