Energy Efficiency for Public Transport Infrastructure in Central Europe

Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme 2014-2020, Call 3

Runtime: 01.04.2019 – 31.03.2022

EfficienCE is a cooperation project funded by the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE programme that aims at reducing the carbon footprint in the region. Most Central European cities have extensive public transport systems, which can form the basis of low-carbon mobility services. More than 63% of commuters in the region are using public transport. Measures to increase the energy efficiency and share of renewables in public transport infrastructure can thus have a particularly high impact on reducing CO2.

This is achieved by supporting local authorities, public transport authorities and operators by developing planning and financing strategies and action plans, implementing pilot actions, developing tools and trainings to plan and operate low-carbon infrastructure, and by transferring knowledge and best practices on energy-efficient measures across Central European regions.

Twelve partners, including seven public transport authorities/companies from seven countries are working together for three years to exploit the untapped potentials in this sector and to contribute to the EU’s ‘White Paper’ goals to cut transport emissions by 60 percent by 2050 and to halve the use of ‘conventionally fuelled’ cars in urban transport by 2030.

The project is supported by the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme funded under the European Regional Development Fund.

Redmint is leading the work package on capacity building, evaluation and development of a tool repository. Furthermore, is the main evaluation manager and – supported by all Project partners – develop an evaluation framework based on jointly defined energy performance indicators for the projects’ pilot actions. This also includes the development of an assessment model (based on CBA) for the potential impact of the integration of renewable energies, exemplarily used to support Bergamo’s action plan development gathering data and running simulations on the potential of RES integration, to evaluate the operational and environmental benefits generated by the pilots and their scaling up scenarios. Redmint supports the LP Leipzig with regard to the development of the EfficienCE’s tool repository for energy efficiency solutions for PT infrastructure, reviews the handbooks developed and supports Bergamo in organising a transnational workshop on the topic of integration of RES into charging infrastructure for e-bus systems.

The project in numbers:

  • 12 project partners
  • 7 countries
  • 2.4 mio. € budget
  • 2.0 mio. € ERDFfunding
  • 29 outputs

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