An eco-friendly solution
The energy recovered can be re-used through the station equipment (auxiliaries, escalators, lighting, ventilation…) or resold to electricity providers.
Thanks to the reduction in energy consumed and in the amount of train heat dissipated into the atmosphere, Hesop contributes to reducing CO2 emissions.
A competitive and proven solution
Due to its recovery of braking energy, Hesop enables the deletion of braking rheostats and limits train heat dissipation. This leads to less tunnel and in-station ventilation or air-conditioning.
Furthermore, the optimisation of energy usage in traction mode means that the distance between each sub-station can be increased and their number decreased by 20%, so limiting infrastructure costs (equipment, civil engineering and urban real estate).
All these factors result in a reduced energy bill and optimised infrastructure investments.
Hesop is the only solution which offers both traction and recovery functions in the same equipment.
Award winning technology
Hesop has proven its effectiveness by winning the Innovation Prize at the “UK Light Rail Awards” in 2013.