EfficienCE was a cooperation project funded by the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE programme that aimed 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 was achieved by supporting local authorities, public transport authorities and operators by developing planning 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 were 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. 

NEWS

30.06.2022

Press release

EfficienCE successfully delivered

Three years passed since a new Central European cooperation project has been kicked off. Read the outcomes of the EfficienCE project in our final press release. 

28.06.2022

Press release

Municipality of Bergamo: the energy efficiency plan for public transport infrastructures

As part of the project, the Municipality of Bergamo has developed the Local Action Plan, in collaboration with ATB company and with the non-profit company Redmint

26.06.2022

Press release

Action Plan for Energy-efficient PT Infrastructure Deployment in Budapest

BKK finalised its Action Plan for Energy-efficient PT Infrastructure Deployment funded in the EfficienCE Interreg project. The document specifies the decarbonisation process of Budapest’s public transport sector for the 2022-2050 timeframe.

25.06.2022

Press release

Podcast "Project EfficienCE - How data takes over transport planning"

Colleagues from the City of Leipzig discussed how transport planning can be designed more effectively while protecting the environment and advancing digitalisation.

29.06.2022

News

We held our last two webinars

We held our last two webinars of the EfficienCE project in the end of June, 2022 in the topics of energy storage solutions and energy management.  

15.06.2022

Press release

Opening ceremony of smart fast charging stations in Maribor

The Municipality of Maribor purchased two electric busses and two smart fast charging stations. An official opening ceremony was held on 15th June. 

16.06.2022

News

EfficienCE Final Conference was held in Leipzig

After 3.5 years of successful cooperation, the final conference of the long-term project EfficienCE with 12 project partners from seven Central and Eastern European countries took place on June 10, 2022, in the Design Offices in Leipzig. 

03.06.2022

News

Take a virtual site visit to our pilot areas

A key part of the project is the pilot application of novel energy saving technologies in public transport infrastructure. Read about our pilots and watch the videos about the implementation processes. 

19.05.2022

News

Online Event about the implementation of the EfficienCE pilots

We invite you to join our two online events where the implementation process of our pilots will be introduced and participants can also ask questions from the experts.

12.05.2022

News

Register for the efficience final conference

We are pleased to invite you to our EfficienCE final conference, taking place in Leipzig June 10, 2022, where we will present you our project results. 

27.04.2022

News

Plans for more green energy in the trolleybus grid in Gdynia

To increase the share of renewable energy in PKT grid the investment still awaiting implementation is a photovoltaic power plant to be placed on the roofed parking spaces of the trolleybus depot.

05.04.2022

News

Open Call to hardware and solutions providers to present their products on the EfficienCE Toolkit marketplace

An open marketplace, fostering the exchange of new technologies and pieces of equipment, was prepared within the EfficienCE project.

28.03.2022

News

Magyar CIVINET and INTERREG EfficienCE joint event on electromobility

On 24 March 2022, Magyar CIVINET and the INTERREG CE EfficienCE project held a joint on-site meeting in Pécs (Hungary). The one-day event titled „The new directions in electromobility” ended with a site visit to the bus depot.

16.03.2022

News

E-course on energy-efficient Public Transport infrastructure technologies deployment

The project is organising an online course on energy-efficient public transport infrastructure technologies deployment. E-course registration is available here.

10.03.2022

News

Application of Traction Supply System for Charging Electric Cars

The development of electromobility involves the development of electric cars charging infrastructure. The analysis, prepared by the colleagues of Gdansk University of Technology, discusses four options of integrating electric cars chargers with a traction power supply system.

07.03.2022

News

Compensation of Voltage Drops in Trolleybus Supply System Using Battery-Based Buffer Station

An analysis was prepared about the results of a trial operation of a battery-based buffer station supporting a selected section of trolleybus power supply systems in Pilsen. 

EfficienCE Toolkit

Apart from knowledge and digital tools, the implementation of measures increasing energy efficiency requires hardware in most cases and hard-to-acquire, complex technological equipment in many.

As part of the EfficienCE project and its online repositoryEfficienCE Toolkit, the project’s consortium  incorporated an open marketplace that fosters the exchange of new technologies and pieces of equipment. The marketplace aims to give an overview on niche hardware and solutions supporting planning and monitoring energy-efficient public transport infrastructure.

Therefore, we are calling to providers in the field to populate the marketplace to allow finding new technologies and pieces of equipment in and outside Central Europe. If you are interested in presenting your technologies and solutions on the EfficienCE marketplace, please contact Lisa Blondrath (l.blondrath@rupprecht-consult.eu) with the name of your company, a short description of your product(s), its application area and target groups.

The Toolkit is available here: https://tools4efficience.eu/


Online training programme

The Interreg EfficienCE project organised an online course on energy-efficient public transport infrastructure technologies deployment, aiming to enable public transport operators/ companies, as well as practitioners at public administrations, to learn about the concept and practical implications of different technologies. The participants are introduced to the overall topic, given examples of technologies and solutions available and tested in (Central) Europe, and will have access to specific use cases based on the evaluation of pilot actions deployed during the project on the main topics of the EfficienCE project: 1) energy efficiency for depots, 2) multipurpose PT infrastructure use & 3) energy storage in PT infrastructure.

The online course is available here: https://www.mobility-academy.eu/course/index.php?categoryid=53


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Start Date

1.4.2019

End Date

31.3.2022

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Project Partners

The EfficienCE Project brings together 12 partners from 7 Central European Countries.

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