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The Transnational Webinar titled „Public transport as a driver of the energy transition in the transport sector” took place within the Interreg EfficienCE project 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)
Photo: Mobile charging station for electric cars powered by the trolleybus network (PKT)
  • 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)
Photo: The City of Bergamo has inaugurated the Circular Electric Line (C line) in 2018 (Municipality of Bergamo)

More information about the event can be found on the Interreg EfficienCE website

Background photo: Municipality of Bergamo