Ofgem SIF Discovery: Rail Decarbonisation Planning Project Announcement
25 May 2022
EA Technology is delighted to announce that we have won funding from Ofgem and Innovate UK, Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) for an innovative project with our partners Northern Gas Networks, UK Power Networks, Network Rail, Frazer Nash and Eversholt Rail. The project is focussed on decarbonisation activities for the rail industry and how through close coordination between the rail industry, electricity and gas networks this can be accelerated.
This project will create an overarching implementation strategy and a methodology to enable the ongoing deployment of the most effective, efficient, and appropriate technological solutions to decarbonise rail transport.
We at EA Technology have developed the ConnectMore tool. ConnectMore takes details of the local electricity distribution network and overlays a transport layer. Our ambition is that a similar tool will be available to integrate different energy and transportation vectors to ensure efficient, cost-effective and coordinated development that meet the needs of both the rail and energy sectors.