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FUTURE UNIFIED DC RAILWAY ELECTRIFICATION SYSTEM

Project description

Electrifying technology for future railway

The future of the railway sector is associated with significant changes in energy use. The trend is to increase capacity, improve on energy consumption, restrict environmental impact, and limit investment and operational costs while preserving the safety and quality of services. Soon, medium-voltage direct current (DC) power grids will support the development of renewable energies for the transport system. The EU-funded FUNDRES project proposes a challenging approach to the future of railways based on a new unified electrification system of 9 kvDC that can consolidate the existing lines during the period of transition. The project’s ambition is to significantly enhance energy technology for the future unified system.

Call for proposal

H2020-S2RJU-OC-2019
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Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE TOULOUSE
Address
Allee Emile Monso 6
31029 Toulouse Cedex 4
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 229 956,25

Participants (3)

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 295 000
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 175 833,75
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER
France
EU contribution
€ 48 750
Address
Rue Jean Rey 16
75015 Paris
Activity type
Other