Hybrid Power Rail Works
The challenge was to provide Southern Rail and Network Rail with power for their waiting room facilities whilst they were operating rail replacement services. The objective was to reduce their fuel consumption while still providing reliable 24 hour power supply.Usually this would have been obtained from one diesel generator and one backup generator.
The site was located in a residential area. Reducing noise and exhaust fumes was essential for local residents and commuters.
A silent running 24kVA/48kWH Cygnus® HPG (Hybrid Power Generator) unit was installed on site, alongside a 20kVA diesel generator.
In one month, the Cygnus® HPG achieved a 50% reduction in fuel consumption for the client.
In addition the diesel generator benefitted from a reduction in runtime to 40%. This will improve the lifespan of the diesel generator and reduce maintenance and servicing costs.