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Electric Traction Energy Metering On German Railways And The Impact Of European Standardisation On The Energy Billing Process In Germany

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR040891

Volume

74

Pages

6

Published

2004

Size

503 kb

Author(s)

K. Weiland

Abstract

With the onset of liberalisation of energy markets and the formation of DB Energie Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG (German Railways), proper billing of electric energy to railway-based consumers has become an important issue. Hence, DB Energie had to develop and implement a revenue metering scheme for traction energy consumed by railroad vehicles. The impact of international interoperable traffic has been considered. Keywords: energy meter, metering on-board trains, traction energy, railways. 1 Initial situation In close co-operation with instrument manufacturers, DB Energie has devised and developed an on-board metering device for electric railway vehicles. The device is derived from a standard, utility grade load profile meter used widely in the power distribution business, but complemente

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