Information published on 25 October 2010 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 207.

Getting well prepared for the challenges of rising energy costs Railenergy to conclude after four years of collaborative rail research with a comprehensive catalogue of recommendations

  • Research
  • Energy
  • Rail System Forum

UIC, the Association of the European Rail Industry (UNIFE) and the Railenergy partners invite to the Railenergy Final Conference in Brussels (Belgium) on November 25th, 2010.

The Railenergy project, targeted to increase energy efficiency of integrated railway systems by investigating and validating solutions ranging from the introduction of innovative traction technologies, components and layouts to the development of rolling stock, operation and infrastructure management strategies, is reaching the home stretch. The project is going to deliver a comprehensive catalogue of technical recommendations by the end of 2010.

The overall objective of this FP 6 research project was to provide technical solutions for cutting energy consumption in railway systems, thereby reducing both life cycle cost and CO2 emissions at the same time. The set project target was an overall 6% energy consumption reduction of rail systems by 2020.

The conference will offer the latest news on energy saving potentials for the railways in one comprehensive day and allows insight into all the results from this collaborative, four years rail research project. Discover the latest tools for energy calculation and evaluation as well as most promising technologies for energy saving and discuss their possible implementation with the project partner and other participants!

Conference Highlights

  • Railenergy energy technology recommendations and the Strategic Assessment Reports from Train Operation Companies (TOC) and Infrastructure Managers (IM)
  • A web based knowledge base and decision support tool for decision makers to search & select optimised combinations of solutions for energy cost savings in their own railway system
  • Test your own railway cases and browse the website in the lobby
  • The most promising energy saving technologies
  • The UIC/UNIFE Technical Recommendations elaborated within the project: “Specification and verification of energy consumption of rolling stock, designed for procurement departments in European railways” and “Reversible DC Substation”

The conference will conclude with a reflection on where we are after Railenergy and consider which developments are likely to occur in the R&D field in the coming years.

You can register directly online:
http://www.uic.org/forms/spip.php?article1292

For more information please contact Enno Wiebe: wiebe@uic.org

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