Metrans powers locomotives with green electricity

Metrans receives green electricity for locomotives

Metrans, a subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), has integrated a photovoltaic system to power its rail links in Germany with renewable electricity.

Peter Kiss, Metrans CEO, said: “We are working on an ecologically balanced business model, which also includes generating our own electricity from sustainable sources.

“This enables us to reduce fluctuations in electricity prices and offer our customers service solutions that are not only climate-friendly, but also make economic sense.”

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By utilising the large-scale solar system in Schleswig-Holstein, Metrans Rail Deutschland can reportedly meet around 10 per cent of its yearly demand of more than 120 gigawatt hours.

ENERPARC AG developed the ground-mounted solar facility at Bimöhlen, Schleswig-Holstein. The solar electricity produced is marketed by the company Sunnic Lighthouse, which has signed a power purchase agreement for exclusive supply.

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Stadtwerke Tübingen is providing electricity to be incorporated into Metrans’ energy mix, with plans for long-term cooperation. The service is reportedly accessible on around 380 routes within the company’s network.

In May, Metrans expanded its Slovakian hub terminal in Dunajská Streda by around 5 hectares.

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