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.
The Pilsen City Public Transport Company (PMDP) has successfully finished its pilot in the Interreg EfficienCE project, namely a series of tests of a battery buffer storage station at the final station of trolleybus line 16. During eight test phases, each of them consisting of a five-days working week, various cases of usage have been tested.
In July and August 2020, the trolleybus operator PKT (Gdynia, Poland) has filmed the virtual tour of the trolleybus depot, so visitors can have a deep insight to the different locations by listening to individual experts and using the 360 degree videos.
One and a half year passed since a new Central European cooperation project has been kicked off. City authorities, public transport companies, universities and sustainable mobility consultants joined forces to explore and test energy efficiency measures and the role of renewable energies in public transport systems.
It is of paramount importance for BKK Centre for Budapest Transport to turn to green technologies in order to contribute to the sustainable development of Budapest along with its transport on the one hand, and to make Budapest more liveable on the other hand.
PKT attempts to limit existing energy losses in the trolleybus traction network by retrieving unused recuperated braking energy generated by trolleybuses, with the implementation of an energy inverter system which will divert the wasted energy to power the depot building.