European Train Companies Reduce Stabling and Shunting Costs While Saving Energy

Eress has published its latest article covering the usage of energy metered data for billing shunting and stabling procedures. It is aimed primarily at European train companies and infrastructure managers. The full article is available for viewing at

Eress Energi has published a new article entitled Stabling & Shunting, which sheds light on the most important aspects of using energy metered data for billing shunting and stabling procedures. European railway companies and infrastructure managers who are interested in having more control over their energy expenditures and reducing operating costs can view the full article at…

The article includes several interesting pieces of information. One in particular details what happens when a train parks in the rail yard: The cleaning crew comes on board and often leaves the pantograph up (the cable-like device that attaches the train to the power line.) If the cleaning crew leaves all of the doors open, blasts the heat on full and turns on all the lights, then of course, train companies will lose far more energy and money than they would if they were more concerned about turning things off and saving energy. Much like the way people conserve energy in their homes. By turning off the heat and the lights when they are not needed, energy is saved and the monthly bill is significantly reduced. This should be of particular interest to European train companies and infrastructure managers because using energy metering gives both the incentive to alter energy consumption as well as the methods for identifying patterns and recognizing where too much energy is being used.

The most important piece of information the article tries to convey and communicate is why metered energy data is important in instances of stabling and shunting and what the Erex IT system is doing about it. The best example of this is perhaps found in the following extract:

‘Before, energy usage was estimated for many countries. Thanks to Erex IT system, all countries in Europe can get on board and start using metered values instead of estimated values. The new shunting and stabling feature increases the incentive and control for train companies and infrastructure managers alike. Eress partners can easily retrieve a detailed report each month that makes it a lot easier for them to identify where they are using too much energy and to make adjustments from there.’

In discussing the article’s creation, Ingvild Stølen, Project Manager at Eress said:

“It’s important to use metered energy data for billing these types of tasks because it makes a huge difference in both cost and energy conservation. The old standard is to bill train companies by the hour. Since the energy isn’t metered, there is no incentive to save power. However, if and when companies are billed by metered data, then the railway undertakings can look at how much they have used for stabling and how much they have used for shunting each month and each week. From there, they can see how much energy was used in each specific train run. This information allows companies to pinpoint exact dates and times where excessive amounts of energy were used and to take action from there.”

Regular readers of Eress will notice the article takes a familiar tone, which has been described as ‘revolutionary thinking about energy settlement for railway operations across Europe.’

Eress welcomes interested parties to reach out and contact them regarding a potential partnership. Their mission is to give train companies and infrastructure managers a correct overview and full control of the energy used by trains and continue expansion of partnerships across Europe.

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The complete article is available to view in full at

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