IDOM IS WORKING ON OPTIMIZING THE CALCULATIONS OF THE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS OF URBAN LIGHT TRANSPORT NETWORKS USING THE REPS (RAILWAY ELECTRICAL POWER SIMULATOR) TOOL CONNECTING THE TRAMWAY-LIGHT RAIL NETWORKS TO ELECTRICAL BUSES AND ELECTRICAL CHARGING POINT FOR ELECTRICAL CARS AND BIKES.
REPS is a specialized software tool, developed entirely by the IDOM R+D+I team, for the simulation and analysis of railway electrical networks, together with the analysis of the planned operating grids. This software has been used in the design of the Tramways of Bilbao, Murcia and Zaragoza (Spain), Lund (Sweden), Ring 3 Copenaghe (Denmark) LRT, and Electrical BRT Vitoria ( Spain)
The design of electrical installations for a tram/LRT network, especially substations requires a great deal of adjustment, to minimize the size and insertion of the substations in the city. Also factors such as EMC (electromagnetic fields) and energy regeneration are key aspects to be considered when designing in an urban environment.
IDOM is one step further optimizing and providing energy to buses, bikes and car from Tramway grid, and integrating the charging points into the Tramway stops.
The REPS simulator developed by IDOM has a powerful Graphical Interface to visualize / interact all the elements, creating different scenarios on the urban light network and on the electrical system and analysing an endless number of operations situations, even in degraded mode. With this tool Municipalities, Urban Transport Operators could analise the reduction in consumption for the combined network ( buses, tramways, ..) and the incomes from other business connected( electrical car charging points, electrical bikes rental..) The entire urban light transport network is simulated at once per system, both electrically and with different variants of the grid operations.
The electric model is adjusted to real values measured during existing operations and can be calibrated with real measurements for each client in the case of in-service trains.