Title

Predicting the electricity consumption of urban rail transit based on binary nonlinear fitting regression and support vector regression

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2021

Subject Area

place - urban, mode - rail, mode - subway/metro, planning - methods

Keywords

Urban rail transit, Energy consumption analysis, Energy consumption prediction, Support vector regression, Binary nonlinear fitting regression

Abstract

Predicting the energy consumption of urban rail transit is conducive to reducing energy consumption in the subway system. Therefore, binary nonlinear fitting regression (BNFR) and support vector regression (SVR) models are developed to predict total electricity, traction electricity, and heating ventilation air conditioning (HVAC) system electricity consumption in subway lines as well as the electricity consumption of chillers in a subway station. The two models are compared in terms of accuracy, and the results demonstrate that the SVR model is superior to the BNFR model. The prediction accuracies of traction electricity and total electricity consumption in subway lines are high. By contrast, the prediction accuracy of the HVAC system electricity consumption in subway lines is low. This is due to numerous factors aside from outdoor temperature, operation mileages, and passenger flow, which can influence the HVAC system electricity. Thus, the influencing factors should further be investigated to increase the prediction accuracy. The electricity consumption of chillers in subway station can be predicted with the comprehensive consideration of indoor and outdoor temperatures and humidity levels, passenger flows, timetable of trains, power of new draught fans, and chilling of strong electricity rooms (SERs).

Rights

Permission to publish the abstract has been given by Elsevier, copyright remains with them.

Comments

Sustainable Cities and Society

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/22106707

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