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Recycling public transport energy

In Lyon, Egis has established a pooling and recycling system for braking energy by making the underground train and tram power networks connected

When they brake, underground trains and trams can return the energy used to the electrical distribution network. Recovering this energy and recycling as much of it as possible is the idea behind the system of “pooling of electric traction systems” designed by Egis on part of Lyon’s transport network (TCL). This braking energy powers the traction of transport systems, but can also provide electricity to equipment such as lighting stations or vehicles.