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Development of a set of electric train electrical equipment with improved characteristics by LLC "Rīgas elektromašīnbūvas rūpnīca" (RER)

Organisation: Green Liberty Website: Added: March 21, 2023
Project start date: January 01, 2021
Project end date: June 30, 2023


The specific goal of the project is the development of a new, innovative product - a set of electrical equipment for an electric train with significantly improved characteristics - by optimizing the network filter unit, creating an innovative network reactor, and adjusting the operation of the pulse width modulation regulator of the traction electric motor in accordance with the standard for limiting network emissions. At the same time, the competences of RER's scientific team in the field of electric train electrical equipment development will be expanded.

Financial data

Total: 877 482.43 €. EU: 456 454.20 € (52,0%).


Latvian companies in the transport industry have the opportunity to compete internationally with niche products. The type of development, such as that in this project, would encourage interest in the purchase of new electric trains from stakeholders who operate trains, both locally and globally. Higher efficiency means lower running costs and more efficient use of resources, which contributes to the overall progress toward climate neutrality goals. Latvia should recommend and monitor the minimum efficiency of the trains used, thus ensuring that all trains in circulation are energy efficient.

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European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.