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.

TRANSNATIONAL WEBINAR ON  PLANNING OF ENERGY-EFFICIENT METRO STATIONS

18 May 2021, 10:00 - 13:00 (CET)

This online workshop will explore different energy efficient solutions developed in metro stations, focusing on energy monitoring tools. During the webinar participants will have the opportunity to have a look at the solution (a foil-based photovoltaic system on the roof of the Ottraking metro station) carried out by Wiener Linien within the Interreg EfficienCE project through a virtual site visit.

Join us and register HERE

For the agenda, click HERE.

NEWS

09.04.2021

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Rationalisation of the public transport system in Maribor

A study was prepared about the best economic and technical solutions for the electrification of bus line no. 6 in Maribor to achieve sustainable goals and improve air quality in the city.

26.03.2021

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INNOVATIVE INSTALLATION OF AN URBAN DATA PLATFORM IN LEIPZIG

Three cities, Munich, Hamburg and Leipzig strive to develop urban data platforms and digital twins across cities that can be implemented in other German cities as well.

18.03.2021

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PILSEN FINISHED TESTS OF NEW BATTERY TECHNOLOGY

The Pilsen City Public Transport Company (PMDP) has successfully finished its pilot in the Interreg EfficienCE project, namely a series of tests of a battery buffer storage station at the final station of trolleybus line 16. During eight test phases, each of them consisting of a five-days working week, various cases of usage have been tested.

01.03.2021

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EFFICIENCE IS ON SUMP-CENTRAL

From now on, news related to the Interreg EfficienCE project can also be read on the SUMP-central platform, the European competence centre for sustainable urban mobility planning (SUMP)!

08.02.2021

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NEW BATTERY TECHNOLOGY IS TESTED IN PILSEN

The Pilsen City Public Transport Company (PMDP) got the opportunity to test a new type of battery buffer storage station, equipped with more efficient lithium batteries. 

11.01.2021

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VIRTUAL TOUR TO THE TROLLEYBUS DEPOT IN GDYNIA

In July and August 2020, the trolleybus operator PKT (Gdynia, Poland) has filmed the virtual tour of the trolleybus depot, so visitors can have a deep insight to the different locations by listening to individual experts and using the 360 degree videos.

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Project duration

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.

Documents and publications

Public EfficienCE documents and publications are available for download in this section.

--> Discover more about EfficienCE project in the flyer, available in the following languages and versions: en, cz, de/at, hu, it, pl, si

--> You are kindly invited to show the commitment of your organisation towards energy efficiency in public transport by signing the EfficienCE Declaration, downloadable HERE. More information about the Declaration and list of signatories can be found HERE.

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