The meters will enable the operator to pay for real energy consumption, improve driving efficiency and demonstrate how much energy is returned to the network from regenerative braking. PKP Intercity says the meters will result in a reduction in energy costs, while also making its operations more environmentally-friendly.

Up to 137 meters will be installed in EP07 locomotives, while additional devices will be installed on EU07 and EP09 locomotives and all Pesa Dart and Stadler Flirt EMUs in the PKP Intercity fleet.

Sesto will install the meters within 12 months, and will also provide maintenance for 48 months from commissioning.

PKP Intercity says the technology will also enable it to compare energy usage across the fleet and on different routes to identify areas with high consumption. This will in turn support the introduction of a programme to optimise driving style to minimise electricity consumption.