TPS invite you to InnoTrans 2018!

Meet our experts at InnoTrans – The largest railway trade fair in the world!

Meet TPS team at InnoTrans 2018

TPS will be exhibiting at InnoTrans this September and are thrilled to invite you to our Stand 206M in Hall 2.2!

InnoTrans is the leading international trade fair for transport technology and will take place at Messe Berlin between 18th and 21st September this year. The event is divided into five segments: Railway Technology, Public Transport, Railway Infrastructure, Interiors and Tunnel Construction, while covering all 41 halls available at Berlin Exhibition Grounds. InnoTrans 2018 will commence with a high calibre opening ceremony hosting over 1,000 national and international senior representatives of the business, scientific and political communities.

This would be a fantastic opportunity to witness our revolutionary innovations, as this year we will be showcasing our cutting-edge Auxiliary Power Supply equipment – which are successfully operating all over the world – and our award winning DC-DC Power Module. By visiting our stand, you will gain first-hand knowledge of how our innovative power conversion solutions will help your company improve efficiency, reduce life-cycle costs, optimise fleet reliability, and create greener systems.

View our exhibitor page here to read more about the products that we will be showcasing.

We are giving away FREE digital passes for 1 day of the event only (LIMITED to numbers). The cost of a normal 1 Day visitor pass is €48.

Wish to visit us? Book a meeting by following the below link:

Book your meeting with TPS here

You can also book a time slot in a private meeting room with one of our sales representatives by sending an email to marketing@turbopowersystems.com.

We look forward to meeting you and your te­am!

 

TPS enters E-LOBSTER consortium to enhance distribution grid stability and reduce electricity losses in Railway networks and Power distribution networks

E-LOBSTER - connecting railway network, electricity grid and EV

Have you ever imagined connecting Railways, Electric Vehicles Chargers, Solar Photovoltaic Cells, Storage Systems and the Electricity Grid?

Well…. TPS and its partners did it!

The entire world is trying to develop more efficient, reliable and greener energy systems and, at the same time, cope with an increasing demand for power.

In addition, the use of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) is increasing rapidly and, despite the positive impacts, the introduction of these new power flows on the grid is challenging under the current network configuration. To overcome this, the European Electricity Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) and Light-Railway networks are independently developing several programmes. Through these schemes, they are targeting electricity loss reductions, cost optimizations, grid stability control while upholding the demands of Electric Vehicles (EV), energy storage systems and prosumers.

Given this background, a new consortium has emerged to support the combination of all those needs in a project called E-LOBSTER. The name stands for “Electric LOsses Balancing through integrated STorage and power Electronics towards increased synergy between Railways and electricity distribution networks”. Within this consortium, TPS will once again collaborate with Newcastle University and 7 other members: RINA, Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), The University of Birmingham, Lithium Balance, Metro de Madrid, Spanish Railways Foundation (FFE) and The International Association of Public Transport (UITP).

This project intends to create an economically viable and easily replicable Transport-Grid Inter-Connection System that will establish synergies between three main players within the Energy and Transport sectors:

– Electrified urban transport networks (metro, trams, light railways etc.)
– Power distribution networks
– EV charging stations

Creating a connection between these players will enhance distribution grid stability through the inter-exchange of electricity and will lead to a much lower requirement for network reinforcements or upgrades. The enabler to deliver the objectives of the E-LOBSTER project is the use of smart Power Electronic Converters supplied by TPS. This solution will operate under an integrated Railway and Grid Management System which will optimize the capacity of both networks by improving the exchange of electricity between them, while supporting local RES self-consumption.

TPS’ role within this project will be to design, manufacture, deliver and test prototypes of Power Electronic Converters to facilitate resource sharing between the Electricity Distribution and Railway networks, aiming to achieve an integrated system.

E-LOBSTER will demonstrate the functionality of this new system in a real underground railway in Madrid. The railway would be connected to a local power distribution network with a high penetration of RES. The knowledge generated from the project will be further examined with the purpose of developing a superior design for a full-scale system, paving the way towards replication across the EU.

The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 774392.
Dr. Nigel Jakeman, TPS Engineering & Business Development Director, commented:

“Another great success for TPS, enabling us to further build on the benefits of our family of Smart Grid Converters. On this occasion, we are using our awards-winning Power Electronic Converters in an application that can benefit both Distribution Network Operators and Rail Operators alike. Other projects where we have used our Smart Converters are Renewable Traction Power and Flexible Urban Networks. We’re looking forward to working with our partners and demonstrating this truly novel and value adding system.”

 

For further information, please contact:

Nigel Jakeman, Engineering & Business Development Director

+44 (0) 191 482 9240 / njakeman@turbopowersystems.com

Or

Ioana Briciu, Marketing Assistant

+44 (0) 191 482 9278 / ibriciu@turbopowersytems.com