Press release: Eress Partnership Adds Eighth Partner
ADIF, the Administrator of Railway Infrastructures in Spain, joins the Eress partnership. Eress, Europe’s leading train settlement system works to standardise railway energy across Europe. The Erex software solution now supports the development, implementation, and supply of the energy settlement in Spain.
Oslo, Norway – Starting January 1, 2020, ADIF, the state-owned Administrator of Railway Infrastructures in Spain, joins Eress as their eighth European partner. Eress leads the industry as a point of intersection between the energy and railway sectors. The Erex IT solution accurately bills the energy consumed by trains. Data is imported, secured, allocated, settled and distributed to infrastructure managers and train operators, following national and international requirements. Erex performs actual calculations for each train company’s invoices as they operate in one or more countries.
“As Spain puts the Erex system into production, we see this as another major milestone for the standardisation of settling traction energy throughout Europe. The Eress organisation has been working closely with ADIF to be able to take this step into the future”, states Eress Director, Dyre Martin Gulbrandsen.
ADIF focuses on a spirit of responsible social commitment to the European population. This social responsibility of ethical principles provides the foundation to manage the infrastructure company within Spain. Dialogue and transparency with interest groups form the backbone of this outlook, ultimately contributing to the sustainability of their responsibilities.
"The Eress organization has seen continual growth recently, and the fact that Spain running its data on the Erex system again confirms that we are absolutely prepared to satisfy even the most demanding requirements," concludes Gulbrandsen.
President Isabel Pardo de Vera from Adif outlined, “It is key for ADIF to be ready to face the new challenges that the liberalization of the passenger service will bring up.
The deadline set by the EU for the supply and invoicing of energy based on the amount of electricity effectively consumed by each train is fast approaching. Therefore, it is important for us to ensure that we will be ready to enforce a single system already implemented in 7 other European countries.
In addition, it is important for us to learn from the successful experiences in Norway, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, Netherlands and Finland that have already overcome the challenge.
We hope that the agreement we have just signed with ERESS on the 1st of January will help us succeed in our goal of implementing this system under a framework of certainty, confidence and transparency.”
If all European countries follow Spain’s example, trains can reduce their need for electric power equal to the consumption of 35 million European households. The addition of ADIF in Spain to the Eress network brings to the forefront the critical need to standardise settling traction throughout Europe. Both ADIF and Eress are pleased to announce this monumental stride into the future.
For more information, please contact:
Claudia van Diermen Jacobsen
Marketing and Partner Manager
Created Thursday, January 23, 2020