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FNEE/Aid Programme for energy efficiency in the railway sector

Last updated: 5 November 2017
The purpose of this aid programme is to boost and promote the carrying out of actions in the railway sector which will reduce the emissions of carbon dioxide, through the execution of energy saving and efficiency projects, contributing to achieving the objectives regarding the reducing of the final energy consumption established by Directive 2012/27/EU. For this purpose, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, through the Institute for Energy Diversification and Savings (IDAE), started up a specific programme of aid and financing initially provided with a maximum budget of € 13 million. The typologies of eligible actions were the following: Improvement in energy efficiency through the regenerative braking of trains; Energy saving strategies in the operation of railway traffic; Improvement in energy efficiency in existing railway buildings; Improvement in energy efficiency in outdoor lighting and signalling; and Improvement in energy efficiency in railway installations.

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