Interreg EfficienCE and the Interreg Alpine Space e-SMART project joined forces to organise a webinar about multifunctional bus charging stations and their integration with the existing urban transport network.
The Transnational Webinar took place during the European Week of Regions and Cities event where the presenters answered the question of how public transport can actively contribute to increasing the share of renewable energy.
The first mobile charging station for electric cars powered by a trolleybus network was built in Gdynia. A press conference was held on the 9th June at the PKT headquarters about this unique mobile charger, which will use recovered energy from the braking of trolleybuses.
The Transnational Webinar titled “Planning for energy-efficient metro stations” took place on the 18 May 2021, where the presenters introduced different energy-efficient solutions implemented in metro stations
Thematic work packages
The EfficienCE activities are organised in three thematic work packages: WP T1 Strategies and management approaches for improving energy efficiency in PT infrastructures, WP T2 Capacity building, evaluation and development of toolkits and WP T3 Pilots for testing and implementing novel energy saving and RES integration technologies.
Work package T1
In this WP strategies and innovative managerial approaches for planning, financing and deploying energy-efficient public transport infrastructures, including new ways of data-based planning (e.g. PT infrastructure cadastre in Leipzig/Budapest or concept for integration of RE into e-bus charging infrastructure in Bergamo) will be developed.
Work package T2
TP T2 aims to strengthen the capacity of the public transport sector by providing capacity building measures like workshops/trainings, handbooks and a Central European tool repository providing access to innovative tools and services to improve energy efficiency in public transport.
Work package T3
A key part of the project is the pilot application of novel energy saving technologies in public transport infrastructures, being “first-of-its-kind” in Central Europe ranging from renewable energy integration into metro stations (Vienna) and trolley depots (Gdynia) to upgrade a substation for multipurpose use of existing public transport infrastructure (Maribor) and new buffer storage technologies (Pilsen).
ERDF funding in mio EUR
The EfficienCE Project brings together 12 partners from 7 Central European Countries.
Public EfficienCE documents and publications are available for download in this section.
--> Discover more about EfficienCE project in the flyer, available in the following languages and versions: en, cz, de/at, hu, it, pl, si
--> You are kindly invited to show the commitment of your organisation towards energy efficiency in public transport by signing the EfficienCE Declaration, downloadable HERE. More information about the Declaration and list of signatories can be found HERE.