Two more well-known companies rely on the energy flow simulation (EFS) from KRUCH.

We are very pleased that VAG Freiburg is also making use of the opportunities offered by EFS. The complete energy flow simulation model from KRUCH already calculates the entire Freiburg TRAM network. The most complex situations can now be set and simulated in a playful way. Together with VAG Freiburg, the EFS experts have defined which parameters should be simply varied and developed the “digital twin”. After completion of the development phase, it now includes 37 km of route network, 85 stops, 26 substations, 63 coupling switches, 2 energy storage systems and a charging station for electrical buses.

DSW21 Dortmund is also starting a first pilot project in route simulation with EFS. We are looking forward to the cooperation!

About EFS:

The energy flow simulation EFS highlights critical points in the electrical network and shows the current and voltage of consumers, such as trams or trolley buses, over each section of the route. The software analyzes substations and energy consumption of the vehicles in detail in all parts of the network.

Variation of numerous parameters of a transport system (electrical parameters, vehicles, timetable, infrastructure, etc.) is super-simple, and thus critical points in the network, timetable change effects on the energy supply or energy-saving potential are easily recognized.

Potentials for how the network can meet the new requirements for CO2 reduction can also be identified in this context.

Here you can find more information about the energy flow simulation.

These customers are already successfully using EFS in their network.