Wabtec's BPL: Not an ordinary electric

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Wabtec's BPL: Not an ordinary electric

Post by roc » Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:33 am

Please feel free to correct.

Wabtec Battery-Powered Electric. If my math is right, a 2400Kw battery set can produce max 4400HP for 44 minutes. The interesting thing here is that these and similar mobile packs can be powered by wood pellets, wind, gas peaking, wind, solar — it's our choice.

Of choice, they can also be powered the ups and downs mountains throughout the nation. California, North Carolina, or Kane, PA's in n' out of town grades. Yes, perhaps a little pie in the sky, but the potential's surrounding rail, renewables is amazing.

Natural disasters? Drop a couple of these or similar units into the zones, logistics center to power, and/or strategically located microgrids.

I love these kind of technologies.

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Re: Wabtec's BPL: Not an ordinary electric

Post by mp15ac » Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:10 am

Shouldn't this has been posted in the GE forums? Wabtec bought the GE locomotive division, not EMD's.
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