The project is being implemented within the framework of the “Bilateral and Multilateral Cooperation between Greece and Germany”, co-financed and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under the funding code 03SF0560A, by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and by the National Resources through OP: Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship & Innovation (EPANEK).

Project Lifetime is 36 Months.

Scope of MetroHESS research project is to develop a Hybrid Energy Storage System that will use the energy from the regenerative braking in Athens Metro rail systems to cover auxiliary loads of electromechanical systems such as Lighting Systems, Escalators, Elevators and other base loads. Up to now, this amount of energy stays unused and is released as heat to the environment.

The Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES) is the Coordinator and Scientific Manager of the project.

The architecture of this Hybrid Energy Storage System will be based on the combination of components with different electrical characteristics as batteries and super-capacitors and their operation will be managed by power electronics.

Project results will be capitalized in the future in order to reach a larger scale of exploitation of the energy from regenerative braking to be used by other Mass Means of Transport contributing significantly to the energy upgrading of the Transport sector in Greece and Germany.

Project consortium is composed of two Greek partners: the Centre for Renewable Sources and Energy Saving (CRES) and ATTIKO METRO SA (AM) and by two German partners: the University of Hannover (Leibniz Universität Hannover) and Stercom Power Solutions GmbH.

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