First ELIPTIC webinar: Optimised braking energy recovery in electric public transport systems

Join us for a webinar on Apr 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM CEST. Register now here!

Braking energy recovery technologies are an opportunity to increase the energy efficiency in public transport systems like metro, light rail/tram or trolleybus networks and will be presented during the first ELIPTIC webinar from 10:00 to 11:30 CEST on 29 April 2016. Different technologies in this field are part of the work in the use cases of Pillar B “Innovative energy storage systems to increase operational efficiency” of the ELIPTIC project.

After a short introduction into the work of the ELIPTIC project and the objectives and use cases related to the webinar’s topic, the presenters from the public transport companies STIB, Brussels, and PKT, Gdynia, will show braking energy recovery technologies for metro (and how to transfer the approach to light rail) and trolleybus systems. They will explain their development background from the European projects Ticket to Kyoto (NWE Interreg) and CIVITAS-DYN@MO, and show experiences with their systems in operation as well as results in terms of increased operational efficiency through these systems. Furthermore, they will present how their current braking energy recovery approaches and technologies will be developed further in the ELIPTIC use cases. Discussions will deal with questions on new developments, advantages and drawbacks of the technologies depending on operational contexts.


10:00 - 10:15

Welcome message and brief introduction to ELIPTIC, Wolfgang Backhaus, Rupprecht Consult

10:15 - 10:30

Introduction Pillar B "Innovative energy storage systems to increase operational efficiency" - objectives and use cases, Daniela Carbone and Veronica Usai, ASSTRA- Associazione Trasporti

10:30 - 10:50

Optimised braking energy recovery in metro and light rail systems - Ricardo Barrero, STIB Brussels

10:50 - 11:00

Question and answer - round I

11:00 - 11:20

Optimised braking energy recovery in trolleybus systems - Mikolaj Bartlomiejczyk, PKT Gdynia

11:20 - 11:30

Question and answer - round II


End of webinar

For more information please refer to Wolfgang Backhaus (


Wolfgang Backhaus works at Rupprecht Consult in the fields of public transport and electromobility. He is part of the coordination team of the Horizon 2020 ELIPTIC “Electrification of public transport in cities” project and will moderate the webinar.

Daniela Carbone is Head of Technological Innovations Department and together with Veronica Usai works as a project manager for European projects at ASSTRA - Associazione Trasporti. ASSTRA is the National Association of Local Public Transport in Italy and represents a network of more than 140 companies. ASSTRA is responsible for the coordination and monitoring of use cases in the thematic pillar B “Innovative energy storage systems to increase operational efficiency in public transport systems”.

Ricardo Barrero works as a project architect for STIB (Brussels public transport operator), where he is responsible for the study of the braking energy recovery in the tram network. In the past he was been involved in research activities and projects aiming to improve the energy efficiency in the transport sector, e.g. in the NWE Interreg project Ticket to Kyoto.

Mikolaj Bartlomiejczyk works at Gdańsk University of Technology in the Electric Transport Department and at PKT Gdynia – the Trolleybus Transport Company of Gdynia. His scope of interests is electric traction and reducing of energy consumption in public transportation. He is responsible for the CIVITAS-DYN@MO project measure on the installation of a supercap bank with DC/DC inverter at a substation in Gdynia’s trolleybus network.

Thursday, March 31, 2016