Project: Metrology for smart energy management in electric railway systems

Acronym 16ENG04 MyRailS (Reference Number: 16ENG04)
Duration 01/09/2017 - 31/08/2020
Project Topic The European railway system consumes about 36.5 terawatt-hours of energy each year. To meet the ambitious EU target of reducing CO2 emissions from rail transport by 50 % by 2030, efficient use of energy across Europe's railway system is mandatory. This requires accurate and reliable knowledge of the energy exchanged between the train and the railway grid, and real-time power quality.This project will develop the infrastructure needed for accurate measurement of energy exchange and power quality, under the highly dynamic conditions experienced in transit. The project will also focus on the characterisation of the railway subsystem as a producer-consumer, able to transfer excess energy, with a view to its integration in a wider smart grid. The results will underpin the energy efficient management of Europe's railway networks, and allow upcoming EU legislation concerning railway energy management to be met
Website visit project website
Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR Call 2016

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Coordinator Italy
2 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
3 Fundación para el Fomento de la Innovación Industrial Partner Spain
4 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
5 NPL Management Limited Partner United Kingdom
6 VSL B.V. Partner Netherlands
7 Universidad Pontificia Comillas Partner Spain
8 Hitachi Rail Italy S.p.A Partner Italy
9 Metro de Madrid, S.A. Partner Spain
10 Rete Ferroviaria Italiana Partner Italy
11 Railenium Partner France
12 University of Strathclyde Partner United Kingdom
13 Università degli studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli Partner Italy
14 Trenitalia S.p.A Partner Italy
15 ASTM, Analysis, Simulation, Test and Measurement SAGL Observer Switzerland
16 Eidgenössisches Institut für Metrologie METAS Observer Switzerland