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Techno-Economic Assessment of Battery Electric Trains and Recharging Infrastructure Alternatives Integrating Adjacent Renewable Energy Sources

Streuling, Christoph and Pagenkopf, Johannes and Schenker, Moritz and Lakeit, Kim Malin (2021) Techno-Economic Assessment of Battery Electric Trains and Recharging Infrastructure Alternatives Integrating Adjacent Renewable Energy Sources. Sustainability, 13 (15), p. 8234. Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI). doi: 10.3390/su13158234. ISSN 2071-1050.

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Abstract

Battery electric multiple units (BEMU) are an effective path towards a decarbonized regional rail transport on partly electrified rail lines. As a means of sector coupling, the BEMU recharging energy demand provided through overhead line islands can be covered from decentralized renewable energy sources (RES). Thus, fully carbon-free electricity for rail transport purposes can be obtained. In this study, we analyze cost reduction potentials of efficient recharging infrastructure positioning and the feasibility of covering BEMU energy demand by direct-use of locally produced renewable electricity. Therefore, we set up a model-based approach which assesses relevant lifecycle costs (LCC) of different trackside electrification alternatives comparing energy supply from local RES and grid consumption. The model-based approach is applied to the example of a German regional rail line. In the case of an overhead line island, the direct-use of electricity from adjacent wind power plants with on-site battery storage results in relevant LCC of EUR 173.4 M/30a, while grid consumption results in EUR 176.2 M/30a whereas full electrification results in EUR 224.5 M/30a. Depending on site-specific factors such as existing electrification and line lengths, BEMU operation and partial overhead line extension can lead to significant cost reductions of recharging infrastructure as compared to full electrification.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/143453/
Document Type:Article
Title:Techno-Economic Assessment of Battery Electric Trains and Recharging Infrastructure Alternatives Integrating Adjacent Renewable Energy Sources
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Streuling, ChristophChristoph.Streuling (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5737-5589
Pagenkopf, JohannesJohannes.Pagenkopf (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6265-7348
Schenker, Moritzmoritz.schenker (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7609-5278
Lakeit, Kim Malinkimlakeit (at) gmail.comUNSPECIFIED
Date:23 July 2021
Journal or Publication Title:Sustainability
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:13
DOI :10.3390/su13158234
Page Range:p. 8234
Publisher:Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Series Name:Energy Sustainability: Role of Energy Storage in Low-Carbon and High-Renewable Energy Systems
ISSN:2071-1050
Status:Published
Keywords:battery electric train; multiple unit; regional rail passenger service; direct-use of local renewable energy sources; on-site battery storage; sector coupling; lifecycle cost
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Rail Transport
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V SC Schienenverkehr
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - NGT BIT
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Vehicle Concepts > Fahrzeugsysteme und Technologiebewertung
Deposited By: Streuling, Christoph
Deposited On:11 Oct 2021 13:41
Last Modified:15 Oct 2021 08:40

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