In-Depth Focus: Electrification & Power Supply
16 February 2022
The authors in this In-Depth Focus provide an insight into the solutions for producing sustainable, climate-friendly mobility in Switzerland, and the progress of implementing electrification on the Rail Baltica transport corridor.
- Large-scale electrification of Rail Baltica railway corridor takes shape
Jean-Marc Bedmar, Head of the Systems and Operations Department of RB Rail AS, details progress on the Rail Baltica transport corridor, and explains the challenges of implementing electrification on the largest Baltic-region infrastructure project in the last 100 years.
- SBB says goodbye to fossil energy for the second time
Around 100 years ago, electrification allowed Swiss railways to say goodbye to fossil energy sources for the first time. Step by step, ‘white coal’, i.e. hydropower, replaced coal as the primary energy source. This is now happening for a second time – with all fossil fuels being replaced by renewables over the next 15 to 20 years. Once again, electrification will be playing an important role. In this article, Matthias Tuchschmid, Head of the ‘Energy Saving and Climate Neutrality’ programme, provides an insight into the solutions and challenges for producing sustainable, climate-friendly mobility.