The Interreg Central Europe project EfficienCE - Energy Efficiency
for Public Transport Infrastructure in Central Europe aims at increasing the currently low-level of energy efficiency and renewable energy usage in public transport
infrastructure and thus reducing the carbon footprint in the region to reach loca, regional, national and EU energy targets. This is achieved by supporting local authorities and public transport companies in 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 bets practices on energy-efficient measures across (Central) European regions.
EfficienCE takes up the need of improving energy-efficiency of PT infrastructures to exploit untapped potentials in this sector. Therefore, 12 partners including 7 PT authorities/ companies from 7 different Central European countries are working together on strategies for planning, financing, and deploying energy-efficient solutions and technologies, and on strengthening the capacity of the PT sector by providing knowledge resources.
In this framework, the project is organising an online course on energy-efficient public transport infrastructure technologies deployment, aiming to enable PT 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.