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Smart Energy management solutions for DC traction power networks


ABB, the largest independent provider of DC wayside energy management solutions, offers a complete suite of products for more energy efficient rail transportation allowing to reduce energy consumption by as much as 30 percent. With the Enviline product portfolio, ABB offers the right solution for each network environment.


Energy efficiency is the topic of the day in the world of public transport. In addition to the protection of the environment, economic interests are at the center in the operation of urban transport systems: every kilowatt-hour saved is worth doing it.

New approaches combined with modern technologies allow to reinject surplus braking energy into the overlaying medium voltage grid or to store it on board of the train or in wayside energy storage systems.

These new possibilities make it possible to achieve high targets in terms of energy savings.




List of content:

  • 1500 VDC energy storage system being now commissioned on the Metro Train Melbourne network in Australia.
  • 750 VDC Energy recuperation system installed on the traction network of Metro Paris, feeding back surplus braking energy into the medium voltage grid.

Target audience:

  • Designers
  • System Integrators
  • EPC’s
  • Rail operators
  • Transit authorities
  • Installation companies
  • ABB technical promotion
  • ABB application specialists
  • ABB rail referents


Rene Jenni

Global Product Line Manager

Patrycjusz Antoniewicz

Global Product Manager