WIT Press


A PLANNING METHOD FOR ELECTRIC INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPLY MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ESUS170201

Volume

224

Pages

12

Page Range

213 - 224

Published

2017

Author(s)

ANDRÉS E. DIEZ, MELISSA RODRIGUEZ, DANIEL A. ARROYAVE, DIEGO A. MÚNERA, JOSE V. RESTREPO, LUÍS E. CASTRILLON

Abstract

The paper presents a method to determine the proper infrastructure to supply electric energy for multimodal public transportation networks. The method integrates computational simulation tools in order to precisely calculate the power demand of each public transit system, and then, by accumulating the individual consumptions, obtain the global power system demand. The method is applied to the multimodal network operated by Metro de Medellin, which at the moment is experiencing an expansion.

Keywords

electric mobility, electrical demand, transport electrification, electric transportation modes, metro, tramway, cable car, trolleybus