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India’s first regenerative 5000 HP electric locomotive flagged-off

By Swati Deshpande,

Added 11 February 2019

BHEL develops breakthrough indigenous technology


In a major technological breakthrough, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully developed a state-of-the-art Regeneration System through in-house R&D efforts, for Indian Railways’ fleet of conventional electric locomotives.

The country’s first such regenerative 5000 HP WAG-7 Electric locomotive was flagged-off by Ghanshyam Singh, Member Traction & Ex-Officio Secretary to the Govt., Ministry of Railways, in the presence of Atul Sobti, Chairman & Managing Director, BHEL from the company’s Jhansi plant. Directors on the board of BHEL and senior officials from Indian Railways were also present on this occasion.

The idea of developing the energy efficient Regeneration System was mooted by Indian Railways and BHEL responded to it by successfully developing the technology in-house, giving an impetus to the ‘Make in India’ initiative. With this, a new line of business has opened for BHEL and the company has expanded its footprint in the transportation sector.

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