Power Stream




Lisa Constable, Head of Environment & Sustainable Development, Network Rail

Lisa Constable
Head of Environment & Sustainable Development
Network Rail

Network Rail

Ralph Luijt, Head of Energy and Climate, Nederlands Spoorwegen

Ralph Luijt
Head of Energy and Climate
Nederlands Spoorwegen

Nederlands Spoorwegen

Joachim Winter, Project Manager, Next Generation Train, German Aerospace Centre

Joachim Winter
Project Manager, Next Generation Train
German Aerospace Centre

German Aerospace Centre

Marcelo Dourado, CEO, Metro DF

Marcelo Dourado
Metro DF

Metro DF


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Power, Wednesday 18 April 2018


Joachim Winter

The truth about Hydrail: Understanding the opportunities for rail

  •     What is the current state of development of Hydrogen fuel trains?
  •     Understanding the range of combination and that can be developed 
  •     Overcoming the infrastructure challenge: how can rail operators successfully implement the required infrastructure?
Ianko Valero

Trends and challenges for the integration of the storage elements in the power conversion

  • Storage technologies have opened a wide range of functionalities in the power conversion
  • Power electronics will play a significant role in the integration of  storage technologies on rail networks
  • Maximizing energy efficiency: a financial and environmental necessity

Dr Holger Busch

A world first: developing hydrogen-fuelled trains ready for implementation in Germany

  • Why Hydrail in Germany? Understanding the unique benefits that hydrail will bring to our network
  • The science is there: how can rail operators foster political backing for hydrail development
  • Giving an update on the German casestudy: the latest developments and hopes for the future

Networking Lunch


Ralph Luijt

The Dutch vision: A future energy neutral company

  • NS’ story so far: the key steps already taken to achieve sustainability 
  • Understanding our strategy to reach the energy neutral status
  • Discussing Ecodriving as a key part of our success: motivating our workforce and aligning the technical capabilities
Patrick Savoie

Reducing energy consumption and generating smart grid revenues with wayside energy storage systems

  • Operational and design considerations of a wayside energy storage systems
  • Where does it make sense to utilize WESS to save energy cost and develop new revenue streams
  • A US case study on Transit Authority & Utility smart grid collaboration for successful WESS deployment
Lisa Constable

Developing a railway network which is resilient to climate change in the UK

  • Putting our strategy together: identifying our priorities and having an achievable plan in place
  • Placing our standards across the business: making sure our colleagues are on board with the movement
  • How is Network rail preparing for the future: working as an industry to make sustainability a reality



Dorothee Bernier

Achieving ambitious CO2 targets with a scientific based approach

  • Thalys’ story: how we are aligning our climate action on the “Accords de Paris” (or 2 degrees scenario if you prefer) 

  • Why did we join the Science Based Targets initiative and how has this changed our approach to sustainability? 

  • Developing an engaging around sustainable issues: how does Thalys create internal buying? 


Developing sustainable, agile, multimodal public transport solutions with rapid charge stations for battery vehicles

  • Implementation case studies of rapid charge stations
  • Using common infrastructure for different forms of public transport to allow agility 
  • Where is there a business case for battery vehicles. 
Kumar Keshav

Building a sustainable metro network: the Lucknow case study

  • How can rail operators build a sustainable network when planning a new network
  • Ensuring that stations and depots are built using the most green technology
  • Overcoming the challenges of putting sustainability as a priority: lessons from India
  • strategy for extremely fast delivery of Lucknow Metro project
Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation
last published: 16/Feb/18 16:55






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