US 9,809,236 B2
Railroad electric power management system
Hideatsu Yamanaka, Yokohama (JP); and Miyako Miyoshi, Ichikawa (JP)
Assigned to Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Minato-ku (JP)
Appl. No. 14/912,791
Filed by Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Minato-ku (JP)
PCT Filed Mar. 10, 2014, PCT No. PCT/JP2014/056210
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Feb. 18, 2016,
PCT Pub. No. WO2015/025546, PCT Pub. Date Feb. 26, 2015.
Claims priority of application No. 2013-171685 (JP), filed on Aug. 21, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0194016 A1, Jul. 7, 2016
Int. Cl. B61L 27/04 (2006.01); B61C 3/00 (2006.01); B60M 3/00 (2006.01); B61L 3/00 (2006.01); B61L 27/00 (2006.01)
CPC B61L 27/04 (2013.01) [B60M 3/00 (2013.01); B61C 3/00 (2013.01); B61L 3/006 (2013.01); B61L 27/0027 (2013.01)] 4 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A railroad electric power management system comprising:
a service management system that performs service management of railroad vehicles;
a station management system that performs operation management of a station facility; and
a control system that controls the service management system and the station management system such that a sum of first electric power consumption and second electric power consumption is to be equal to or less than a certain electric-power regulation value, the first electric power consumption being consumed by the railroad vehicles, the second electric power consumption being consumed by the station facility, wherein
the service management system is configured to be able to change the first electric power consumption by switching a plurality of service patterns concerning service of the railroad vehicles,
the station management system is configured to be able to change the second electric power consumption by switching a plurality of operation patterns concerning operation of the station facility,
the control system is configured to determine the service pattern and the operation pattern with which the sum of the first electric power consumption and the second electric power consumption is equal to or less than the electric-power regulation value, and notify the service management system and the station management system of the determined service pattern and the determined operation pattern, and
the control system is configured to select as priority an operation pattern of a least second electric power consumption out of the operation patterns, to select the service patterns in sequence in a state in which the operation pattern of the least second electric power consumption, and compare the electric-power regulation value with the sum corresponding to the selected service pattern and the operation pattern.