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FUTURE UNIFIED DC RAILWAY ELECTRIFICATION SYSTEM

FUNDRES

FUTURE UNIFIED DC RAILWAY ELECTRIFICATION SYSTEM

Call for proposal: 
H2020-S2RJU-OC-2019
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

The challenge for the railway sector regarding energy is to increase the capacity while improving the energy consumption and limiting the environmental impacts, and to decrease the investment and exploitation costs, while maintaining safety and service quality. It makes it necessary to rethink railway power supply under future requests, reflecting the status of different systems.

The project FUNDRES presents a deep thinking and related work to define the future of railway, based on new unified Future UNified Dc Railway Electrification System based on 9 kvDC, able to integrate the existing lines during transition period. In the coming years, MVDC power grids will contribute to the deployment of renewable energies and the electrification of transport systems. Compared to classical AC electricity distribution networks, they are generally more energy efficient and facilitate the interconnection of sources, storage elements and loads. In 2018, a new 9 kV DC railway electrification system is presented as an opportunity for railway sector. The ambitions of FUNDRES are to bring substantial improvements in the energy technology area and station for the future unified system based on 9 kVDC. The consortium composed by LAPLACE, EPFL, POLIMI and UIC will develop several scenarios, validated by experimental demonstration at the laboratory level (TRL4). The digital twin offers the possibility to predict the behaviour and the impacts of the proposed unified electrical system based on 9kvDC.

The project outputs will be used to deliver new integrated technology demonstrators and scientific progress for the project IN2STEMPO, and more largely for Shift2Rail, which will be implemented in the railway network.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Institut National Polytechnique De Toulouse

Address: 
6 allée Emile Monso
BP 34038 TOULOUSE
France
EU Contribution: 
€229,956
Partner Organisations: 

Union International Des Chemins De Fer

Address: 
16 rue Jean Rey
75015 PARIS
France
EU Contribution: 
€48,750

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne

Address: 
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€295,000

Politecnico Di Milano

Address: 
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€175,834
Technologies: 
Development phase: