Webinar held on Public transport as a driver of the energy transition in the transport sector
25 October 2021
The Transnational Webinar titled „Public transport as a driver of the energy transition in the transport sector” took place during the European Week of Regions and Cities event on the 12 October 2021. Marlene Damerau from Rupprecht Consult welcomed the participants, followed by an introduction to the aims and objectives of the EfficenCE project (ppt).
The presenters answered the question from different perspectives of how public transport can actively contribute to increasing the share of renewable energy in electric public transport operations.
- Marta Woronowicz from PKT (trolleybus operator, Gdynia) talked about the results of the test implemented within the Interreg EfficienCE project: the usage of braking energy from trolleybuses and the trolleybus grid for better energy management (ppt
- Lukas Kerschhaggl from Wiener Linien talked about the results of the installation and performance evaluation of a foil-based photovoltaic system on the roof of a Metro Station in Vienna (ppt)
- Stefano Zenoni from the Municipality of Bergamo talked about the importance of the sustainable mobility nowadays and in the future in the City of Bergamo, Italy (ppt)
- Jascha Lackner from Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) introduced the guide for municipalities on the procurement of vehicles with alternative drives in public transport (ppt)
During the webinar, participants had the opportunity to have a look at the first mobile charging station for electric cars powered by a trolleybus network (by using recovered energy from the braking of trolleybuses) The system was built in Gdynia, Poland. An energy storage inverter has been designed and constructed by municipal trolleybus operator PKT within the EfficienCE project, which is a device for processing excess braking energy and traction power, while the mobile charging station for electric cars was built as part of the project CAR (Creating Automotive Renewal – INTERREG South Baltic) by the city of Gdynia.
The recording of the webinar is available HERE.
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Background photo: Municipality of Bergamo