Rail Solutions

Your partner in creating zero-carbon stations

As a leading provider of energy, facilities management and smart building services, ENGIE is in a unique position to develop comprehensive zero-carbon strategies for rail estates and traction systems, covering energy management, monitoring and storage, renewable generation and facilities management. Our range of in-house capabilities enable us to provide solutions for all factors that influence carbon emissions, from the way energy is generated to how it is consumed, managed and monitored.

Blueprint for decarbonisation

To support the decarbonisation of train stations, we have devised a zero-carbon blueprint that can be adapted to suit the specific layout, architecture, facilities and functions of stations of all sizes. Our decarbonisation strategies are relevant to your whole estate, including depots and operational centres.

Two zero-carbon enablers

1. Energy consumption

We can reduce energy use by introducing energy-efficiency measures and new technologies to manage and control energy consumption. Simple, quick-win measures include installing LED lighting, which gives the same – or better – quality illumination, while using significantly less electricity. We can introduce more energy-efficient equipment, such as boilers or heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, alongside more intelligent controls to ensure energy is not wasted.

2. Energy sourcing

A key way to decarbonise any station is to look at how the energy it requires is generated, as well as how heating, cooling and hot water can be provided more efficiently. Sourcing electricity from low or zero-carbon sources, such as wind or hydro power is one way to decarbonise. Another is to install renewable or low-carbon energy generation plant on site. Most stations and depots have an abundance of roof space, which is ideal for solar PV arrays. Other on-site electricity generation options include combined heat and power (CHP) plants or wind turbines. Ground-source heat pumps or solar water-heating systems can be installed to supply hot water.

Sustainable self-supply solutions

We can create bespoke energy solutions for a customers’ estate that has the capacity to meet their needs in full. We can also create additional capacity which can be used within an ENGIE district energy scheme or be used to balance the grid through demand-side response services, earning extra income for customers.

There are a whole host of other decarbonising options we can consider for rail estates, such as introducing solar-powered electric vehicle charging points in car parks or extending renewable energy supplies to adjacent depots or local communities.

Every estate presents different opportunities for carbon reduction, and ENGIE is well placed to assess the possibilities and devise complete, investment-grade proposals for effective decarbonisation.

Zero carbon as-a-service

Our integrated zero-carbon transition solutions are financed, cost-effective and designed to support your sustainability goals. Our as-a-service solution combines a detailed analysis of your current situation, strategy formulation, design and implementation with financing options and outcome assurance.

Beyond the initial planning, implementation and set up, ENGIE can create further value by managing the assets on site to optimise energy use and carbon reduction over time. We have the data monitoring and analysis technology to provide all the insights required to ensure decarbonisation measures continue to deliver all projected cost and carbon savings for the long term.

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