This article will propose different energy storage systems, ranging from 0.91 kWh to 1.56 kWh, suitable for a 30 m long tram. To configure the system regarding energy content, voltage variation, maximum current and power losses, a model of the tram, network and substations power flow has been developed in a Matlab/Simulink environment. Results obtained in energy savings at substation level vary from 24% to 27, 6% under the same driving profile and auxiliaries load; while at the end-of-life of supercapacitors, the range varies from 18, 1% to 25, 1% depending on the supercapacitor module used and vehicle load.

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