Energy savings in transport project for MoIT successfully completed
The EPDOR team is pleased to announce the successful completion of a project for the Ministry of Industry and Trade titled "Demonstrating the impact of the development of infrastructure for the use of alternative fuels on accelerating the introduction of more efficient propulsionsystems in passenger transport, with a direct impact on reducing energy consumption in the transportation sector". Many thanks to our counterparts at the Ministry of Industry and Trade whose congenial approach and helpful suggestions play a key role for the successful completion of the project.
The aim of the study was determining the effect of infrastructure build-up for alternative propulsion vehicles, in particular charging stations for electric vehicles, hydrogen filling stations and CNG/LNG filling stations and other supporting infrastructures (such as special parking lots, etc.), on the market take up of new alternative propulsion systems, and determining whether such transformation generates savings of final energy consumption. Our research has proven the relationship, that is the current state policy in the area of increasing energy efficiency in the transport sector (investment measures, legislation, etc.) is accelerating the introduction of more efficient propulsion systems in passenger transport, and has a direct impact on reducing energy consumption in the transport sector. The key output of the project has been designing a general methodology for the calculation of standardized energy savings stemming from the infrastructure for alternative fuels build-up. This methodology shall be used for reporting final energy consumption savings from selected support measures to the European Commission. The study was funded by the State Programme for the Support of Energy Savings for the period 2017-2021 - EFEKT II for the year 2020.
The EPDOR team believes this was by no means the last cooperation with the Ministry of Industry and Trade in the field of energy savings and clean mobility. The study produced a large body of interesting findings, on the basis of which it is possible to design the future policy of the Czech Republic in the field of energy savings and transport transformation.