RINA: RINA is a global corporation that offers a wide range of high quality tailored solutions in the Energy, Marine, Certification, Transport & Infrastructure and Industry sectors. RINA activities contribute to developing the qualitative level of the market by adopting measures to protect health and safety and to improve the well-being of society building value for future generations. RINA is the project coordinator of E-LOBSTER and its main role in the project will be the development of measures and technologies for collaborative rail and electricity networks for losses reduction and mutual benefit interaction.
TPS: Turbo Power Systems is based in Gateshead in the North East of England and specializes in the design and manufacture of a wide range of electrical machines and power electronic products for several different applications in the markets of Energy, Industrial, Transportation and Defence. Its main role in E-LOBSTER will be to design, manufacture, deliver and test prototypes of power electronics converter systems that facilitate shared assets between the electricity distribution and railway electrification systems.
RSSB: RSSB is an independent body that helps the rail industry carry out research, understand risk, set standards and improve performance. It supports rail in the areas of safety, standards, knowledge, innovation and in a wide range of cross-industry schemes. In the framework of E-LOBSTER, RSSB will guide research and analysis towards a cross-cutting regulatory, policy and standardization framework that could take into account wishes and needs from both transport and distribution networks stakeholders.
University of Birmingham: The University of Birmingham was established as a civic university in 1901 and it delivers excellence in the provision of both education and research and has strong international reach and impact. In particular, the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering provides fundamental scientific research, knowledge transfer and education to the international community of electrical engineers. The University of Birmingham will support E-LOBSTER through the analysis of energy losses for fully integrated power distribution and transport networks.
Metro de Madrid: The first stretch of what today is the Madrilenian Metropolitan Railway was opened by Alfonso XIII on 17<sup>th</sup> October 1919. After 97 years of operation, the Metro de Madrid is a modern company which comes under the authority of the “Comunidad de Madrid” (Regional Government), technologically advanced in all aspects of its operation and capable of providing passengers with a high quality and reliability service. Metro de Madrid will therefore constitute the demonstrator where E-LOBSTER technologies will be deployed and tested.
Lithium Balance: Lithium Balance is a Danish R&D intensive SME devoted to the development of battery electrical energy storage and BMS systems which meet the required safety, performance and reliability standards. For E-LOBSTER, Lithium Balance will develop, optimize and deliver a high power battery system for energy storage. In particular, it will identify, design and develop an Electrical Storage for the mutual benefit interexchange of electricity.
University of Newcastle Upon Tyne: The University of Newcastle Upon Tyne is a member of the prestigious Russel Group, comprising of 24 leading research institutions in the UK and is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2016). Its main role in E-LOBSTER will be the assessment of the losses at distribution network level and the validation of all E-LOBSTER key technologies.
FFE: The Spanish Railways Foundation (FFE) was constituted on 20th February 1985 by Renfe and FEVE as a public non-profit foundation, responsible for promoting the scientific and technological development of railways. Amongst the FFE’s objectives are to stimulate society’s knowledge, awareness and use of railway transport, support transport R&D and training. For E-LOBSTER, FFE will support the University of Birmingham in the definition of energy losses, providing real data from their railway sector.
UITP (Union Internationale des Transports Publics) is the International Association of Public Transport and a passionate champion of sustainable urban mobility. It is the only worldwide network to bring together all public transport stakeholders and all sustainable transport modes. Today UITP includes, in addition to the Brussels Headquarter, 15 Regional and Liaison Offices around the world. In the framework of E-LOBSTER, UITP will organize dedicated stakeholder workshops with its members in order to cluster the current legislative and standard within the main electrified transport operators.